ARTIST SERIES

Jill Greenberg, Glass Ceiling 1-1017
Untitled (Glass Ceiling #1-1017)
Jill Greenberg, Glass Ceiling 2-462
Untitled (Glass Ceiling #2-462)
Jill Greenberg, Glass Ceiling 2-298
Untitled (Glass Ceiling #2-298)
Jill Greenberg, Glass Ceiling 2-247
Untitled (Glass Ceiling #2-247)
Jill Greenberg, Glass Ceiling 2-1044
Untitled (Glass Ceiling #2-1044)
Jill Greenberg, Glass Ceiling 2-0445
Untitled (Glass Ceiling #2-0445)
Jill Greenberg, Glass Ceiling #2-650
Untitled (Glass Ceiling #2-650)
Jill Greenberg, Glass Ceiling 1-04
Untitled (Glass Ceiling #1-04)
Jill Greenberg, Glass Ceiling, American Girl Doll
American Girl Doll
Jill Greenberg, Glass Ceiling 2-685
Untitled (Glass Ceiling #2-685)
Jill Greenberg, Glass Ceiling 2-1139
Untitled (Glass Ceiling #2-1139)
Jill Greenberg, Glass Ceiling 2-428
Untitled (Glass Ceiling #2-428)
Jill Greenberg, Glass Ceiling, Glass Slipper
Glass Slipper

Departing from her daring and experimental portraiture, Jill Greenberg returns to her interest in feminist art with “Glass Ceiling,” a series in which she depicts female athletes and dancers underwater engaged in a variety of ambiguous and dynamic movements. The women wear colorful bathing suits and high heels in complimentary hues.

Inspired by a commercial assignment that involved Olympic athletes in stilettos, Greenberg was struck by the absurdity of the styling. The shoes, meant to heighten sexuality, restrict movement and impose a lack of control. Greenberg then formulated her own photographs, which became “Glass Ceiling.” The tension of the models surfacing for gasps of air while wrestling with the weight of the water acts as a metaphor for the role women must play in the outside world.

A number of the images in the series were shot with the assistance of the http://www.aqualillies.com/.

Work by Jill Greenberg

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