Jerry Taliaferro
American, b. 1953
Audrey E. Dismond, 2016
Digital print
43 x 30 1/2 inches 
© Jerry Taliaferro

Women of a New Tribe

January 22, 2017 - April 15, 2017

Hodge Galleries

Women of a New Tribe features black-and-white photographic portraits of women from Flint’s African American community by artist Jerry Taliaferro. For more than a decade, Taliaferro has traveled across the country photographing women from all walks and stages of life. His primary motivation is “to celebrate unheralded women who have, until recently, been largely ignored and underappreciated. It is an attempt to see in a new light and, in a new way, an incredible group of women.”

Women featured in this exhibition include: Deanetris Armstrong, TaShanda Arthur, Kendra Batson, Kenya Batson, Sandra Branch, Semaj Brown, Precious Buckner, Derenda Collins, Audrey Dismond, Kenyetta Dotson, Janice Harden, Remonia Hawkins, Larfayette Hayes, Thressa Horton, Valorie Horton, Kathy Jackson, Mildred James, Bernadel Jefferson, Kayla Latham, Erica Leverette-Traoré, E. Yvonne Lewis, Velynda Makhene, Felicia Martin, Patricia Miller, Sheila Miller-Graham, Candice Mushatt, Sharri Newman, Okola Senika Nigina Afi Nicholson, Gail Buckner Odom, ZsaZsa Orr, Lula Pea, Claudia Perkins-Milton, Lorene Randall, Brenda Rogers-Grays, Gwendolyn Sanders, Kathryn Kacey Seay, Mary Shufford, Sharon Simeon, Alverma Denise Smith-Sanders, Edith Prunty Spencer, Theresa Stephens-Lock, Vlenaetha Stewart, Phyllis Sykes, Ernelle Taylor, Natasha Thomas-Jackson, Marcia Watkins, Brenda Williams, Lynn Williams and Essence Wilson.

A fully illustrated catalogue accompanies this exhibition and is available for purchase in the Museum Shop.

These images are for marketing purposes only. Final images are featured in the exhibition.

From the Exhibition

  • Jerry Taliaferro, American, b. 1953, Dr. Sharon A. Simeon, 2016, Digital print, 41 x 31 inches. © Jerry Taliaferro

  • Jerry Taliaferro, American, b. 1953, Natasha Thomas-Jackson, 2016. Digital file © Jerry Taliaferro

  • Jerry Taliaferro, American, b. 1953, Semaj Brown, 2016, Digital print, 40 7/8 x 31 7/8 inches. © Jerry Taliaferro

  • Jerry Taliaferro, American, b. 1953, Edith Punty Spencer, 2016. Digital file © Jerry Taliaferro

  • Jerry Taliaferro, American, b. 1953, Theresa A. Stephens-Lock, 2016. Digital file © Jerry Taliaferro

  • Jerry Taliaferro, American, b. 1953, Candice C. Mushatt, 2016. Digital file © Jerry Taliaferro