CYBELE MALINOWSKI - 'Big Sur Little Her - all that is behind'
'Big Sur Little Her – all that is behind' – Edition of 5
- 61.98 x 87 cm
- Archival inkjet pigment print
- Ready to frame
NOTE: If you would like the mounted version on 5mm gator board (as displayed in the Agender exhibition) please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire separately. The mounted version must be picked up in person locally in Sydney from Sun Studios (42 Maddox St, Alexandria).
About the artwork
Big Sur, Little Her was photographed in Big Sur, California. An area synonymous with artistic and literary greats of the 20th century, Cybele returned to this vivid landscape to reclaim a landscape primarily purposed by the male gaze. Her muse Halcyon (also her muse for the first Agender show in 2018) explores the landscape, dwarfed by the sheer size of the landscape, and the mammoth task ahead of finding equality for men and women in the art and photographic world. We've come a long way, but we've got a long long way to go for equality.
About the artist
Cybele is a fashion, music and advertising photographer and director. Architecturally trained, with a Masters of Contemporary Art exploring the space between photography and film, Cybele has worked with some of the biggest and best brands both in Australia and USA. Cybele is also the co-founder of Agender.
IWD 2019 is about #balanceforbetter. What does this mean to you as a female photographer?
Being a part of International Women's Day #balanceforbetter is humbling and necessary. If we are to find balance, if we are to make better, we need to band together as photographers, as females, and inspire others to work together to create a more level playing field for all. Crucial to taking action for equality is working towards parity with all genders, this isn't man v woman, this is equality for all. And to do this, we need all people to being involved.
What does this mean to you as a human?
International Women's Day is about me as a female photographer, its about me as a woman, as a mother of two young girls who will one day ask the same questions that I have been asking, but I want to be able to answer to them that we have changed things, that they are equal and that them being a woman is only going to increase their chances in their careers and lives, rather than restrict.