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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.
July 23, 2005
San Francisco, CA

The SF Citadel and Ms. Heart
present:

A Snapshot of Diversity
A Projected Photo Show

Ms. Heart & alicia - Chainmailed!
Larry Uteley - © 2004

2 - 4 PM. Doors open at 1:30
This event is open to all communities.
Light Reception 1:30 - 2:00 PM
Hang out and attend the SF Citadel's open play party.
Panel cost: $20; Panel & Play Party: $30.00.

Artists shown:
Andrew Morgan, Shilo McCabe, Larry Utley & Jeff Compasso

INCEPTION OF AN HISTORIC IDEA: Ms. Heart & Andrew Morgan

"I have a personal interest in photography: On the modeling side actually. I like being depicted in ways that show my strength, my body, my senuality, and my intellect as a strong-minded Woman of Color. I have been working closely with a good friend of mine (and Fetish Photographer) by the name of Andrew Morgan, professional photographer. Together we have discussed this issue and come to the conclusion that there are very few images anywhere to be seen that depict Women of Color actively engaged in the BDSM scene.

"In September 2003 Mr. Morgan and I started a project and had our first photo shoot, which we call the Bay Area Women of Color BDSM Photo Project. Its goal is to produce high quality photographs of Women of Color, which depicts women in interesting and artistic ways. We would like there to be more images available in the community that can be used to promote the concept of ethnic diversity, and encourage more Women of Color to emerge. The women (plus one man prop model) who have graciously modeled for us exemplify Ethnic Diversity within the BDSM WOC community ranging from: Femme, Sub, Domme, Daddy Dyke, Daddy Dyke Divas, Butch Dyke, Femme Dyke, Leather Dyke, Lesbian, Pansexual, Bi-Sexual, Heterosexual and various body types."

MISSION STATEMENT:
The mission of the "Bay Area Women of Color BDSM Photo Project" is to expand the aesthetic and cultural perception of the BDSM community by promoting artistically tasteful photographic images of Women of Color in BDSM.

OUR VISION:
We are bringing Women of Color together with photographers to facilitate the creation of images that demonstrate our strength, beauty and diversity.

Woman of Color in the BDSM community are not coming forward for a variety of reasons, but chief amongst these is the fact that the images most commonly presented are of people unlike themselves. If Women of Color could see other Women of Color participating and playing, they would feel included and acknowledged. This is an essential element in outreach for the BDSM community.

Images have the power to shape our consciousness. These images will represent diversity within our community and demonstrate our lifestyle in a positive and exciting manner.

By encouraging and facilitating the interest and participation of photographers there will be a higher quantity of high quality images of Women of Color represented in alternative media and art.

Venue:
SF Citadel
245 8th Street, San Francisco, CA Map 
415.626.1745
SF Citadel Website

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"Whenever I was depressed or disgusted, I would feel him, that spirit inside, urging me back to living, back to drawing, I believe there is a lot to the world that can’t be seen or touched, and if you turn away from that — especially if you are an artist — you are avoiding an important part of life, maybe the very heart of it.” — Tom of Finland