"My White Dress" Art Exhibition
Inspired by the Bride's March Against Domestic Violence
On view August 30th- September 30th.
Opening September 8th, 7pm at the Plaxall Gallery
5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY
This exhibition is made possible by the Queens Council of the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Space provided by the Plaxall Gallery and LIC-Artists.
Bride’s March is a movement that started in New York in 2001, in memory of Gladys Ricart who was murdered on September 26, 1999, by her former boyfriend on the day of her wedding. Moved by the insensitive response to this case and the horrors of domestic violence, they decided to organize and created an annual march, in which women wear wedding dresses in order to break the silence and generate public dialogue.
I photographed the donated dresses worn by many women at the Brides’ March. The dresses serve as a canvas that embodies the stories of women who have been lost because of domestic violence; they also pay tribute to all the activists and organizations of women and men creating awareness against domestic violence.