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We are not free until we are all free

Eva Woolridge | Brooklyn, BY, United States

Protect Tran Youth

We are not free until we are alll free is an exhibition that discusses the relationship between all marginilzed groups who are in the fight to live freely as they are. As a Black, Chinese, Queer woman I acknowledge that even I live in privildge compared to my Black Tran sisters in the fight to survive. For us to progress as a society, we must support the fight of our most marginalized communities. We are not free until we are all free shares images from marches for Black Lives, Palestine, and Black Trans Lives. Because we all matter. 

Eva Woolridge (she/her) is a Black-American/Chinese-American photographer residing in Brooklyn, New York. Her photo series’ explore the sexual, spiritual, and emotional nature of femininity. In her work she transcends surface-level labels of people of color by conveying strength, perseverance, vulnerability and vitality using strong lighting and composition.

Upon graduating from University of Maryland, College Park, Woolridge completed her second social-consciousness narrative called Embrace Your Essence. Produced in 2015, the series focused on young women’s journeys toward self-love—defining what they find beautiful about themselves. Many of the narratives included illnesses, challenges to meet Western standards of beauty, and quirks that once negatively affected their self-esteem.

In 2019, Woolridge became a recipient of The Leica Women in Foto Award for her series: The Size of a Grapefruit, a visual narrative based on Eva’s traumatic medical event which highlights the emotional stages from before, during and after her ovarian cyst surgery. Her objective is to address the accounts of her surgery, microaggressions and medical negligence Black women experience during emergencies – as well as the often outdated information available for women's reproductive health.

Her work is featured in Rolling Stones, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Bomb Magazine, and she is currently on the Diversity Advisory Council for Fuji Cameras of North America.

Eva Woolridge

201-618-5530

evawoolridge@ew.photos

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