Sunday, March 19, 2006

Moore invited to write for photography exhibit

"Heroines' exhibit honors breast cancer survivors," featuring the work of Jila Nikpay, appears in today’s Twin Cities' Pioneer Press.

In her review, Rhoda Fukushima writes, "Nikpay uses photography and poetry to profile 21 Minnesota women who have had breast cancer. Her goal was to illustrate women transformed... She also invited Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul, to write an essay aimed at the newly diagnosed."

According to Nikpay, "Breast cancer challenges women to think of their sexuality and body image... In a conventional way, it would be very depressing. I was interested in finding women who had the courage to bypass this definition and create their own sense of identity."

Nikpay “has exhibited her work regionally, in Philadelphia and in her native Tehran, Iran.”

What: Portraits from "Heroines: Transformation in the Face of Breast Cancer"
Where: Open Book Gallery, 1011 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis.
When: March 28-April 15. Reception 7 p.m. April 8.

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