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September 2007
Image and Identity
Appearances aren’t everything, or are they? In an age where the mirror on the wall has fast become our best friend and worst enemy, we are constantly faced with keeping up our appearances.From the latest chic hairstyle, diet craze, and yoga workout, to the plague of celebrity magazines that we love to hate and hate to love, we can’t seem to escape the bombardment of images telling us what we should look like.

Join us as women from all over the world explore their take on fashion, the media, clothes, culture and their relationship with themselves. Get in shape with Nagi Noda and her outlandish poodle exercise video from Japan. Or side-step over to view Dulce Pinzon’s pictures of Mexican immigrants and ask yourself how you would react if your neighborhood laundry operator wore a Wonder Woman outfit to work one day?

Do you try to fit in or stand out? Is a hijab fashionable? Can you turn trash into fashion?

Join us in exploring the world of self-expression as we discover, react, rejoice, rebel, and muse over our various identities.

Open up your closet and tell us your story.


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