One Hundred Women: Collaborations Beyond the Veil Exhibit at Woodson Regional Library

One Hundred Women: Collaborations Beyond the Veil by Ginny Sykes, an exhibit celebrating the centennial of women's suffrage, is on display through November 30 in the lobby of Carter G. Woodson Regional Library. The exhibit is co-sponsored by the Chicago Women's History Center.

Chicago artist Ginny Sykes photographed a hundred Chicago women as an homage to the hundredth anniversary of the 19th Amendment ratification. The hard-fought and hard-won legislation ensured women the right to vote. The photographed women, bringing diverse perspectives due to their range of ages, races and backgrounds, are pictured in identical draped dress and pose. The physical position of one hand on the heart and one on the stomach—the seats of feminine intuition—evokes intimacy and power. 

The exhibit consists of six of the photographs displayed on fabric banners. A looped video introduction to the exhibit showcasing all the photographs plays on a monitor.