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Percenda from portfolio 10 x 10: Ten Women/Ten Prints

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Percenda from portfolio 10 x 10: Ten Women/Ten Prints

20th Century
21 11/16 in. x 21 11/16 in. (55.09 cm x 55.09 cm)

Ruth Morgan, American, b. 1946

Object Type: Works on Paper
Creation Place: North America, United States
Medium and Support: Three color silkscreen on paper
Credit Line: Museum Purchase, Mrs. John C. Sigourney [Mary Singleton], B.A. 1949, Fund
Accession Number: 1995.12.g
Ruth Morgan is a photographer who has focused primarily on photographing incarcerated individuals and Native American populations since the late 1970s. Through this photo, Morgan illustrates the strength of youth in this image of a young girl, taken for the portfolio entitled 10x10: Ten Women/Ten Prints, created for the Berkeley Art Center in 1995. The young woman stares straight into the lens with arms crossed in defiance, standing her ground in front of a chalkboard. She embodies the power of the young to persevere in the face of racism, sexism, and other types of prejudice that may be used against them. Morgan not only displays her subject as strong and independent through her stance but also through her surroundings in a classroom, where her mind is cultivated to fight against the systems that hold her in place while also educating her about the ways of the world.

--Sydney Pearce, December 2020

Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:

  • Image Dimensions: 16 1/8 in. x 16 1/8 in. (40.96 cm x 40.96 cm)
  • Frame Dimensions: 22 1/4 in. x 22 1/4 in. x 3/4 in. (56.52 cm x 56.52 cm x 1.91 cm)
  • Sheet Dimensions: 21 11/16 x 21 11/16 in. (550.86 x 550.86 mm)

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