OUR HISTORY, OUR VOICES PROJECT

The Jalynn Baker Exhibit

About Her Exhibit…

I use photography and writing to amplify quiet stories and celebrate the beauty and dignity in people and communities.

Breaking Beautiful was my first organized effort to advocate for myself and other women.

Throughout girlhood, I had received the message that beauty should look a certain way from the media and society. My hair, my body, my skin were all an affront to this standardized definition. As I looked around my college campus, I saw a world of beauty to be celebrated. My intention with this portrait series was to reclaim our power as women to define beauty for ourselves and to give voice to the uniqueness of each individual.

Since then, I have continued to use my art to advocate and elevate the voices of others, most recently focusing on themes surrounding race and immigrant rights. With every image taken and story shared, I seek to release joy, empathy, appreciation, and value for people into the world.

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Connect with Jalynn Baker »

Instagram: @jalexisphoto  |  Website: http://www.jalynnbaker.com

More Exhibits

The Veronica Jones Exhibit

My name is Veronica and I'm the co-creator at Dale+Aran. I live in the US in Tennessee with my husband (the other half of Dale+Aran) and our 2 year old daughter. I changed the name of our shop a year or so ago when I first started working with clay. Dale is my Dad's middle name, mine and my daughter's. Aran is part of my daughter’s first name plus it is my very favorite place in the world....the Aran Islands in Ireland.

The Mera Ragsdale Exhibit

My paintings question the way we look at feminine bodies especially in comparison to how masculine bodies are viewed. In art history, the objectification and presentation of female bodies and an accepted way to present and view them has long been prevalent, specifically as non-threatening objects of sexual desire. My work questions these long accepted practices and empowers my subjects to visually challenge the viewer.

The Megan Cook Exhibit

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