Glass Ceiling

“I’ve always had recognition,” she says, seated in her New York home. “But, being a woman, I’m not a big star somehow. You reach a certain point and there’s a glass ceiling.” –Michelle Stuart (last amazing artist on the page)

Stefan Ruiz's amazing work, screengrabbed for your fair use and mine.

Stefan Ruiz’s amazing work, screengrabbed for your fair use and mine.

A friend posted this amazing NYT feature on artists gaining recognition late in life. I am still absorbing the vignette-synopses, and imagining the great backstories of this too-long unrecognized selection of artists who happen to be women.

And I’m thinking: Stefan Ruiz, you are one goddanmed HELL of a portraitist.

Also thinking: really, NYT? You couldn’t have come up with a woman photographer to make this amazing series of portraits? And for the love of god not Annie Leibovitz, not that she isn’t pretty great in her own right. She’s just not the only woman who takes pictures.

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