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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Forward and Back

This photo is a piece from the image series I created entitled "The Evolution of an American Woman." It portrays a woman living in the 1920s, highlighting the conflicting freedoms and oppressions women faced during this decade, an era of sexual liberty and sexual restraint, prohibition and alcohol, beauty-freedom and beauty standards. It seems that every step the Women's Rights Movement takes forward, there is often a step taken back institutionally.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Dearborn, Michigan, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T5i
Copyright: © Josephine Graham