Female Vets Speak

Female Vets Speak is the exhibit that featured photography by residents from the Female Guardian House, a transitional home for female veterans in Ballston Spa. Their voices and visions were born out of a class run through WDI’s unseenamerica NY State initiative, in which the artists attended photography and writing workshops and learned to document their lives after serving in active duty or other capacities in the military. The veterans produced works of written and visual art that speak of long dark journeys, homelessness and hope, struggles and personal strength. As they reflect upon being looked at but not seen, their powerful photographs and poetic prose offer lights of hope, both to the artists themselves and the country they fought for. These works of art were showcased in The Sanctuary for Independent Media in our art gallery.