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Jerret
Jerret (2012)
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Jerret
Jerret (2012)
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Jerret
Jerret (2012)
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Angela
Angela (2012)
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Angela
Angela (2012)
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Angela
Angela (2012)
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Jennifer
Jennifer (2012)
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Jennifer
Jennifer (2012)
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Jennifer
Jennifer (2012)
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Lupia
Lupia (2012)
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Lupia
Lupia (2012)
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Lupia
Lupia (2012)
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Sylvia
Sylvia (2012)
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Sylvia
Sylvia (2012)
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Sylvia
Sylvia (2012)
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Luci
Luci (2012)
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Luci
Luci (2012)
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Luci
Luci (2012)
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Abueta
Abueta (2012)
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Abueta
Abueta (2012)
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Abueta
Abueta (2012)
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Nancy
Nancy (2012)
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Nancy
Nancy (2012)
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Nancy
Nancy (2012)
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Rosario
Rosario (2012)
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Rosario
Rosario (2012)
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Rosario
Rosario (2012)
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Namrata
Namrata (2012)
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Namrata
Namrata (2012)
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Namrata
Namrata (2012)
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Martene
Martene (2012)
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Martene
Martene (2012)
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Martene
Martene (2012)
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Veronica
Veronica (2012)
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Veronica
Veronica (2012)
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Veronica
Veronica (2012)
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Gladys
Gladys (2012)
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Gladys
Gladys (2012)
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Gladys
Gladys (2012)
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Manuela
Manuela (2012)
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Manuela
Manuela (2012)
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Manuela
Manuela (2012)
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Marcia
Marcia (2012)
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Marcia
Marcia (2012)
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Marcia
Marcia (2012)
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Patricia
Patricia (2012)
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Patricia
Patricia (2012)
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Patricia
Patricia (2012)
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Elena
Elena (2012)
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Elena
Elena (2012)
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Elena
Elena (2012)
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Digna
Digna (2012)
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Digna
Digna (2012)
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Digna
Digna (2012)
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Norma
Norma (2012)
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Norma
Norma (2012)
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Norma
Norma (2012)
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Deyauira
Deyauira (2012)
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Deyauira
Deyauira (2012)
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Deyauira
Deyauira (2012)
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Embedded in this group of portraits of fifty-three women, is the evidence of lived experiences and social realities. On the night of November 14, 2012, one hundred and eighty-five domestic workers from thirty-five cities across the country traveled to the National Museum of Women in Washington, D.C. for a formal gala in their honor. The gala acknowledged the advocacy work done by domestic workers and their supporters towards securing the rights, dignity and labor protection of domestic workers nationally. On this night of pride and recognition, cooks, housekeepers, nannies and elderly care workers, sat for a formal portrait. Dressed in formal attire, and photographed with visual poise in their defining moment of being immortalized, they sat not in defense of their identity, but with the pride of a newly publicized sense of self.

Each woman brings to the photograph individual strength, personal choices of dress and styling, and a representation of the surrounding social circumstances. Present in each is a narrative, a reality, and ideas of achievement, struggle, triumph and will. The personal and sociological details contained in each portrait, as well as in the dialogue between the images, provides a heroic depiction of strength and struggle, protest and recognition, of an on-going political movement.