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Winning picture: Bev Short's photograph of bodybuilder Marlene Henderson. The work is called
An Ordinary Day. Inset: Bev Short.
Photo: GREG WHITBURN
By GREG WHITBURN
Karori photographer Bev Short is
taking her message to the world
about what it means to be a 21st
century New Zealand woman.
Mrs Short's portrait, An Ordinary Day,
features in the 2011 Art of Photography
Show in San Diego, which has just begun
and runs until October 23.
Only 109 photographs were selected from
more than 15,000 applications for the show,
which attracts a large community of art
Mrs Short said the portrait of Marlene
Henderson of Taupo was part of her latest
project, All Woman, which celebrated the
many facets of the modern New Zealand
Here's this beautiful woman, who looks
absolutely stunning at 53. A champion body
builder and has travelled the world. But
she's just Mum to her kid, and she's
Marlene to her husband.''
As well as the international exposure,
Mrs Short said it would be a bonus if she
could find an investor to publish her book,
which is based on the two-year All Woman
The project has taken her all over New
Zealand, using photography to tell the
stories of a range of women -- from a Car-
melite nun, to a farmer, to an light
armoured vehicle (LAV) driver in the army.
The visit to the Carmalite nun in Christ-
church made an especially strong
impression on Mrs Short. Carmalite nuns
have no physical contact with the outside
world, so she had to conduct her interviews
and photographs with a grill between her
and the nun.
The only option I had was to take a
picture in the little room that she was sit-
ting in. So I chose a very small lense and
poked it right through the grill.''
She said meeting the women had been
fascinating. Women do a hell of a lot more
today than they've ever done. I think the
work would be interesting to many kinds of
people,'' Mrs Short said.
One of the themes in my project is that
women juggle. They play many roles --
they're wife, mother, career person. You
name it, they do it.''
Mrs Short said that with each photo she
tried to be creative and to say something
about her subject.
There's a bit more than just a likeness of
the person. The idea of the book is to find
out what is the real' woman,'' she said.
Mrs Short said her motivation for the
project came after the deaths of her
I was in commercial work. Corporate
events, products, taking pictures of eftpos
machines,'' she said.
It made me reflect on life, and I thought,
Do I really want to be doing this? No, I
want to be working on my book idea and do
editorial portraiture.' So that's what I've
been doing ever since.''
The portraits are accompanied by
interview-style biographies that give a
glimpse of each woman's life.
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