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Women Over 50

Andrea Birnbaum | United States

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Having photographed girls and women for years, I am very aware of the ways in which women are constantly evaluated and judged. This collection of work comes from my desire to explore what it means to be a woman over 50 in America today, with the conflicting emotions of feeling invisible to the world yet feeling more confident in myself, and my voice, then ever before. I began by photographing other women over 50 but early on realized that I needed to explore my own reality, and express my interpretation of growing older. The commonality of experience is at the heart of this work, and creating a space for women without judgement. Andrea Birnbaum

Andrea Birnbaum is a photographer and educator, and has been an adjunct faculty member at the College for Creative Studies and the Art Institute of Michigan.  She has an MFA from Maine Media College, and has turned her empathetic lens on special needs children, girls and women for the past twenty years. She has recently returned to the New York area to be closer to family and the creative and educational opportunities New York has to offer. 

email: amphotog@me.com

Instagram: @andreabirnbaum629

cell: 908-279-4464

website: www.andreabirnbaum.com

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