Expression of You: The Divine Feminine
9 May - 16 June 2013
Expression of You, The Divine Feminine is a celebration of the act of sharing by photographer and filmmaker Ashley Karrell. Featuring the stories and journeys of 150 women from age 9 to 79, Ashley is showing his ongoing, personal project to a public audience for the first time.
This exhibition is shown in two parts.
9 – 30 May 2013
This is ‘The Preview’ – 150 selected images showing the process of the project.
The Private View for Part I will take place on Thursday 9 May 2013.
31 May – 16 June 2013
This is ‘The Stories’ – 150 selected images detailing the stories behind the women featured.
The Private View for Part II will take place on Friday 31 May 2013.
All photographs are available to purchase.
The EOY Project
In Ashley’s words:
“‘Expression of You’ is an experiment – not a social experiment but a search for the Truth in all our lives. The only ‘divine Truth’ is that, sometimes, what we see and feel can be spoken without words, yet can become reality because it reflects in our own souls. These are not political Truths, they are not religious Truths, they are people’s Truths – devoid of any political bias, dogma, or fears.”
“Is this raw power which draws me to women’s Truths? Or is it my search for my own Truth? I aim to work with men in the future, but believe that men are created by women and so should be celebrated first. Can I ever really capture one’s Truth, or existence once the Truth is shared? Is a woman then able to shed their fears, the very shackles that can sometimes prevent them from reaching their full potential? Women are much more than any roles given. I believe that they are life itself – not just mothers, wives, sisters, friends, lovers.”
“They stood tall.
They were brave.
They are unique.
They are beautiful.
They are every woman.”
“What is your truth?”
– Ashley Karrell, May 2013
The Project After 2013
Over the next 30 years Ashley aims to continue this journey, on a quest to find, explore and share the stories of 10,000 women and 5,000 men from all walks of life. He sees this as an ever evolving project and invites applications from the general public.
He continues to document his project on the Expression of You website.
Please be aware there is some nudity.