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We Who March

Ellen Feldman Photographer-Editor | United States

Photo by Tira Khan

“WE WHO MARCH: Photographs and Reflections on the Women’s March, January 21, 2017” is a photography book and exhibition conceived and edited by Ellen Feldman, with contributions by numerous photographers at marches around the US. The book, but not the exhibit, also includes comments by twenty marchers.

In this exhibit, equal attention is paid to political message and artistic expression. The political is very personal: outrage is broadcast through hand-made signs and physical expression, with celebration seeping through the tone of defiance. The photographers—passionate artists with expert eyes—captured the spirit of the march in each frame.

The photographs bear witness to the diversity of the marchers in all our varied identities. We Who March creates a powerful yet intimate sense of what it was like to be present.

The following photographers are represented in the We Who March exhibit:

Ellen Feldman, Jane Fulton Alt, Edie Bresler, Lora Brody, Nicole Buchanan, Kristin Cass, Karen Davis, Susan Fleischmann, Joan Kaufman, Marky Kauffmann, Tira Khan, Rachel Papo, Andrea Rosenthal, Denise Saldaña, Sandra Steinbrecher, Marie Triller, Yvonne Bas Tull

I worked as a canvasser on the Hillary Clinton campaign, as I had worked on so many campaigns since the sixties. After the election, I was “situationally” depressed, wondering how we could have elected (although with three million fewer votes) a racist, sexist, and homophobic person as our president.

So when a Women’s March was proposed, I quickly decided to document the March with a photo book. It was a perfect project for me: as a long-time street photographer, shooting people on the move—capturing expression and gesture—comes naturally to me. I invited other photographers from U.S. cities to participate in the project, and word spread. In the end, thirty photographers sent me photos.

In the following months, I selected, edited, and sequenced the photos, created a website, and self-published a book, with proceeds from sales being donated to Planned Parenthood. Now I’m focusing on organizing exhibits of the photographs.

Ellen Feldman

elfel8@icloud.com

617 620-1470

www.ellenfeldman.net

www.wewhomarch.org

You may purchase the WE WHO MARCH book online and in bookstores. To purchase and preview the entire book online, go to: http://www.blurb.com/b/8354105-we-who-march. The book is available in the Boston area at the following independent bookstores: Harvard Bookstore (Cambridge), Brookline Booksmith, Bookends (Winchester), and Wellesley Books.

Short description of the book:

"WE WHO MARCH: Photographs and Reflections on the Women’s March, January 21, 2017" is a photo book conceived and edited by Ellen Feldman, with contributions by thirty photographers at marches around the US, and comments by twenty marchers. Preface by Feldman. Introduction by Susan M. Reverby, Emerita Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Wellesley College. 

The book is 8 x 9.5-inches, with a soft cover, 164 pages, and full color. It includes 123 full-size photographs. (See sample images at www.WeWhoMarch.org or www.ellenfeldman.net.)

The book is self-published, with profits—after expenses are recovered—being donated to Planned Parenthood.

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