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Bold Beautiful Project

August 28, 2015

I was asked this spring to take images for the  Bold Beauty Project.  The Bold Beauty Project “is an innovative visual arts project that showcases 20 women living with various disabilities.   Through the photographers’ creative lens, the audience gets a glimpse into the lives of these incredible women and recognizes their beauty, strength and sensuality — their BOLDNESS.”

I photographed Carmelys, a woman with Cerebral Palsy.   We met and discussed photography and she shared that she admired the black and white images from the 1940’s with the hard, but romantic lighting.   We staged the portrait session at her church, the place she finds her strength and support.  You can see in the photos she really shines!

These images and the images taken of other women this summer will be on exhibit at the Anacostia Arts Center between October 10 – November 8th.

The opening reception is a fundraiser to benefit Cerebral Palsy DC & Northern Virginia.

Saturday, October 10, 2015, 4:30pm -7:30pm
Anacostia Arts Center
1231 Good Hope Road SE, Washington, D.C. 20020

$50 contribution to benefit United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) D.C & Northern Virginia

www.lisahelfert.com

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Dean Stroye permalink
    September 10, 2015 11:05 pm

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful spirit

  2. Ginger Hill permalink
    September 24, 2015 12:00 pm

    Beautiful work, Lisa! Thanks for sharing.

  3. laureeo permalink
    September 25, 2015 11:27 am

    Excited for this project! Her smile is shining through the lens, I can only imagine what it was like to be in the room with her.

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