Welcome Home: Building the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival

Welcome HomePhotographs by Angela Jimenez
Hardcover, 116 pp.
, 7 1/2″ x 10″

Welcome Home is the first project of its kind – a documentary photography book about the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival. Angela Jimenez first visited the festival in 2003 while on assignment for Velvetpark Magazine. She returned to photograph many times until she settled on the topic for this book: the largely volunteer, all-female worker community who build, staff and run the Festival. A beautiful and intimate look at one of the oldest and largest lesbian feminist gatherings in the world.

Read more about this book on The New York Times LENS blog

About the Photographer:

Angela Jimenez is a freelance photographer based in Brooklyn, where she is a regular contributor to The New York Times and The Newark Star-Ledger and a contract photographer with the Getty Images Creative department. Her work has been honored by the New York Press Photographer’s Association, Review Santa Fe, the Communication Arts Photo Annual and supported by grants from The Alexia Foundation student award and The Puffin Foundation. In 2008, she was chosen as a finalist for Photolucida Critical Mass and the Robert Giard Memorial Fellowship and as a semi-finalist for the Duke Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize prize. Welcome Home is her first book. You can see more of Angela’s work on her homepage.

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