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our young womyn
10-AUG-2007

our young womyn

One of the best parts of this year at the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival was the presence of so many young women on the Land. Their energy is amazing! I've got to hand to Lisa Vogel, the festival owner/director, for her foresight in bringing in performers who would appeal to this next generation. There for awhile the majority of women at festival were pushing middle-age, but at my first festival in 1994, Tribe 8 appeared and every year since then the numbers of punk rock, spoken word and hip hop womyn artists has grown. And so have the numbers of festi-goers in their late teens, 20s and 30s. I love it! In fact, my "Michigan Moment" (highlight) came at the Saturday Night Stage when I was up dancing on my own and four young women got up from their beach chairs to dance with me. Their grins and sweet energy will stay with me for years!

This photo was taken during Friday evening's Femme Parade. On Thursday there was the Butch Strut, but on Friday the girlie girls put on their "best" and paraded from Triangle all the way to the Kitchen tent. Fest is a lot about silliness!

Canon EOS 350D
1/100s f/2.5 at 50.0mm iso200 full exif

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Natures Exotic Beauty Photography20-Feb-2008 20:16
Beautiful work, looks like all are having fun. Thank you for sharing.
Lucky Cole
Lee LaFontaine27-Nov-2007 03:51
Pure magic in this one.
H2M23-Aug-2007 05:52
Beautiful composition and great angle. Vote. Hélène
Kristine 18-Aug-2007 15:36
I am thrilled to see that our festi femmes from the Motor City Pussys made your photo album this year! It made my heart dance. And while you speak about how important it is for us younger generations to come to festival, every year I attend I glow seeing the older generation of womyn! We can learn so much from each other and I cherish that.
Phil Douglis16-Aug-2007 00:11
Sorry, I meant to end by saying that "human values are the most important of these principles."
Phil Douglis16-Aug-2007 00:09
You express more human values here: celebration, collaboration, enthusiasm. The key, Patricia, is to combine
all three principles that make images express ideas: abstraction, incongruity, and human values. If you read my introduction to my cyberbook, you will note that human values are the most of these principles.
zeev segal15-Aug-2007 18:55
Very Beautiful capture,beautiful women VOTE
Guest 15-Aug-2007 18:32
I missed fest this year.... thank you for bringing it to me.
Guest 15-Aug-2007 18:05
LOVE the outfits!
Enny15-Aug-2007 17:15
beautiful done, beautiful women.
Paco López15-Aug-2007 17:14
Very beautiful capture!!!! VOTE!
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