Our Sister's Keeper
Saint Philip's is proud to host this powerful photographic exhibit by artist and educator Dr. Marie Plakos. This exhibit opened last year as a one woman exhibit at the Carter Presidential Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, and its second showing will be here at Saint Philip's from Sunday August 5, 2018 to October 28, 2018.
Dr. Plakos has traveled the countries of the world, including Mexico, Peru, Ghana, and India, capturing the beauty and strength of women and girls living in challenging conditions. Her photography reveals the essence of their lives while describing the abuses that many of them face every day. This exhibit is crucial viewing for the times in which we live.
"Awareness is why I have embarked upon this photographic project," she says. "I want to honor the women I have met all over the world and to tell their story in a compelling fashion."
Dr. Plakos’s photography illustrates the beauty and strength of women even though they face the many challenges of economic hardships, hunger, lack of adequate health care, and physical abuse. She feels that “human rights must exist for everyone living on this planet and for women and girls to have a better life. Our life interdependence demands this, and that is why we must be our sister’s keeper.”
The exhibit is open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00-4:00pm, Saturdays from 10:00am-12:00pm, and Sundays from 12:00pm-4:00pm. In addition to these hours, you are invited to the exhibition closing reception at 3:30pm on October 28th. All viewing hours and the reception are free. Dr. Plakos will be will be available for questions and her book signing at the closing reception.