Diana was the Roman goddess of the hunt. She was praised for her strength, athletic grace, beauty and hunting skills. Her vigor, health, and strength were admired and her protection was sought for young children and women in childbirth.
This series explores the modern notions of women hunters and the issues of gender, power and representation. By photographing in each woman’s home or hunting lodge I create a dynamic that questions the relationship between the domestic sphere, traditionally the women’s place, and the hunting world, typically a masculine realm. The attributes of Diana, that of the bow and arrow, hunting dog, stag and animal pelts, further express this dichotomy.
The images in this series were captured across the United States with a large-format 4 x 5 camera. Curator of photographs at the MOMA, Roxana Marcoci, selected this work for a 2010 Curator’s Choice Award at Center, Santa Fe and it won Best In Show at the International Women In Photography Exhibition at the 1212 Gallery. The series has been featured on Slate.com, Actuphoto.com, and on the VASA Journal of Images and Culture.