Celebrating Women’s History Month
“Vanquishing the Invisible,” Women Veterans Portrait Exhibit
At Robert T. Matsui Federal Building March 9th - 13th, 2020
Celebrating Women’s History Month, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California will host an exhibit by James R. Morrison Photography entitled “Vanquishing the Invisible". Housed in the lobby of the Robert Matsui Federal Building, Located at 501 I Street, the exhibit will be featured Monday, March 9th through Friday, March 13th, and can be viewed during normal business hours.
Vanquishing the Invisible is a compelling portrait series of Women Veterans designed to raise awareness on the toughest issue they face today - invisibility. Using powerful imagery and personal narratives Vanquishing The Invisible reveals the sacrifices, triumphs, and lives of a diverse set of contemporary Northern California women veterans. The exhibit provides a unique approach to the challenges they face and the diverse paths they choose to succeed in their personal and professional lives. Vanquishing The Invisible creates an opportunity to educate the public on the changes needed in attitude and perception necessary for the Women Veterans to thrive in our communities.
“The portrait campaign came together four years ago, when Melissa Washington, Founder and President of the Women Veterans Alliance, approached us to help visually define Women Veterans,” stated photographer James Morrison, U.S.Navy Veteran. “We embraced the opportunity to bring visibility to these women warriors, not expecting the impact this project would have on our lives.”
“We ask the public to join our mission to foster the changes needed in our society by recognizing and supporting our Women Veterans and their families. They represent the very fabric of our communities and our country," added Mara Morrison, writer and co-creator of the portrait project.