"I created the Women and Water project, a cross-cultural photo project which explores the relationship between women and water throughout the world. These women are fisherwomen, are scientists, are the women who bring water to their families from the well every day, as well as the women who cross oceans on boats and develop an understanding of these large bodies of water. I will look at the life of surfers who create a dance with water, the reality of women who live on the ice or close to the hidden oasis in the deserts, at the Water Protectors, and the devoted healers of polluted rivers and lakes. I see an intimate connection between women and water, an unassuming force at times, a quiet understanding and a similar strength. This project will result in a book, a symposium, and an exhibition."
Born in Montreal, Canada, Joanne Teasdale immigrated to the United States in 2006 and lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She studied in Canada, France and the United States, and holds an Arts degree from Dawson College in Montreal.
Joanne Teasdale is a human rights activist and her work revolves around the challenges, struggles and resilience of people in different parts of the world who are confronted with the atrocities of genocides, war and the breaking down of an economy.
As a photographer, she has been on assignments for the One Million Bones Project, a large scale installation in Washington, DC, with the purpose of bringing awareness to the genocides of the world. She has also traveled to Srebrenica, Bosnia, where she documented the 20 year commemoration of the genocide that took place during the Bosnian war in 1995. Her photographs have appeared on several book covers and her work has been the subject of articles in a variety of magazines, including RFOTO FOLIO, Art LTD, Glass Quarterly, The Willamette Week, the Pittsburgh Tribune and Southwest Art.
She has exhibited in galleries and museums in Canada, France, New York, Santa Fe, Portland, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Her work is also in the following collections: The Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung Foundation, in Munich, Germany; The U Place Corporation in Brussels, Belgium; and the General Trust Bank in Montreal, Canada.
Visit Joanne's fine art website: www.teasdaleart.com