Amy Martin-Friedman has made Madison her 18th installment of the A Day In My Shoes series and has photographed the beautiful, kind hearted women of Wisconsin in their favorite shoes. This photography project will feature area women in their favorite shoes to be on display in October at a gallery opening . A photograph of each woman will be included at the opening as well as a professionally published coffee table book.
Amy, a former victim of domestic abuse herself, photographed over 40 women in their favorite shoes against the Wisconsin landscape. Each woman was given the opportunity to speak her story through written passages that will accompany the photographs. All participants receive a canvas giclee portrait of themselves as a thank you for participating in the project. The project culminates with a local gallery showing of the women’s portraits and stories and the sale of a coffee table book. All proceeds are donated to the Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health.
Through the “A Day in My Shoes” Photography Project, Ms. Martin-Friedman and the project participants surround victims of violence with a circle of support. All the identities of photographed women are kept anonymous. No faces or names are revealed. “The project is about allowing women to be vulnerable and safe at the same time.” Amy explains. “That’s why all women photographed are anonymously, so that they will feel empowered to tell their stories without fear.”
Link here to the press release about this project in Madison.