Salt

Lola Flash

SALT captures the beauty of iconic older women in their homes; subjects include Tony Parks, photographer and daughter of Gordon Parks, Koho, a master sumi-e painter, and renowned singer Ruth Pointer. This series aims to combat the invisibility that some mature women experience, and to highlight the deep-rooted cultural and societal biases that remove older women from the public sphere.

About the Artist

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Lola Flash is a practicing artist and teacher in the United States and United Kingdom with numerous solo and group shows over the past twenty years. Her photographs are included in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and featured in the publication, Posing Beauty, edited by Deb Willis, and recently on exhibit across the country. Flash recently appeared in the critically acclaimed film, Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People. She has shot on location in Brazil, London, and Trinidad and Tobago with support from Arts Matters, Light Work, and the London Arts Board. Flash completed an MA in photography at the University of the Arts in London and a B.F.A at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Lola Flash works in the tradition of twentieth-century portraiture, using a 4×5 large format camera, she believes that this process conveys the importance of the sitting to the subject, and yields a truer image. Her work samples are excerpted from her ongoing photographic series, SALT.

Lola is a committed artist using photography to challenge stereotypes and offer ‘new ways of seeing’. Her passion for the medium of photography and its ability to visually allure while initiating change and progress is essential to her work. Lola is welcome sharing my ideas with those who are willing to not only look but also see.