BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — A new exhibit opening in Brooklyn this week is celebrating the achievements of women in the arts by highlighting the work of three female photographers.
“She Got Aim,” which debuts at The Bishop Gallery at 916 Bedford Ave. near Willoughby Avenue on Friday, honors Women’s History Month with the unique perspectives of artists from around the country, according to the business’ owners.
“Overall as a gallery, we’re always about supporting our community and supporting diversity through different forms,” said Bishop co-owner Stevenson Dunn Jr. “We want to be able to support our sisters.”
“The three of them together, their energy and them being very different photographers, it spoke to our mission,” Dunn Jr. said.
Photography is still a male-dominated field, according to Ford, who added that she hopes the exhibit helps people expand their view of the industry and learn about new work.
A total of about 20 pieces will be featured, ranging from Ford’s captures at music festivals and Mauer’s mannequin storefront and street photography, to Sensabaugh’s documentation of “melanated people in forgotten areas."
“Women are the creators of life,” said Sensabaugh, who goes by the name brittsense. “As artists, our vibrations and our expression are just so powerful.
“I’m very excited to be building with other women and sharing, coming together to become more aware of certain issues, whether it’s in art or life. I think it’s something that needs to be done more often.”
In addition to the new exhibit, The Bishop will also display the works of female photographers at Kings County Hospital this month.
“I hope that people realize that women photographers are as dynamic, important and strong and courageous as everybody else,” Mauer said.
The Bishop Gallery hosts the opening night of “She Got Aim” on Friday, March 4 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., as well as an artists’ talk on Saturday, March 5 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.