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Jill Greenberg –Horses


At the beginning, the project represented Greenberg’s return to her original muse. As a young girl she was obsessed with drawing, painting, and photographing horses. As Greenberg’s young daughter also picked up an interest in them and began riding, she started thinking about the bit, halter, and bridle in terms of how these animals are harnassed and controlled. Greenberg soon found an article by a British academic who compared the ways horses are used, to the way women historically have been oppressed, and he included an illustration of a female wearing a “scold’s bridle,” which was a medieval punishment for mouthy women.

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