Angela Jimenez

Night Stage Raising Crew, Listening
Digital C-print
20 x 30”
2006
Edition 1 of 10
Work in Exhibition:

Night Stage Raising Crew, Listening
Digital C-print
20 x 30”
2006
Edition 1 of 10
(Close-up and gallery view)

Welcome Home: Building the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival, by photographer Angela Jimenez, is an important work of visual herstory: It is the first project to tell the visual story about the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival, one of the oldest and largest lesbian feminist gatherings in the world. The project is an intimate portrayal of the tight-knit all-female worker community that has been building and operating the festival on private land every summer since 1976. Michigan is one of the most important experiments of the lesbian separatist movement in the United States, and this project tells its story.

Angela Jimenez is a freelance documentary photographer based in Brooklyn, where as a regular contributor to The New York Times she has published original projects on subjects as diverse as the womyn’s land separatist movement, aging track & field athletes, same-sex ballroom dancing, horse gambling culture, the Hurricane Katrina diaspora, the Dinah Shore lesbian spring break and the waning tradition of the American Catholic priesthood. Her work has been honored by the New York Press Photographer's Association, Review Santa Fe, the Communication Arts Photo Annual and supported by grants from The Alexia Foundation student award and The Puffin Foundation. In 2008, she was chosen as a finalist for Photolucida Critical Mass and the Robert Giard Memorial Fellowship and as a semi-finalist for the Duke Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize prize. She is a former editor of Velvetpark Magazine. Welcome Home is her first book. You can see more of Angela's work at www.angelajimenezphotography.com.