Postmasters Gallery was presenting a large scale solo exhibition of photographs by Ruben Natal-San Miguel. The gallery being closed until further notice, the exhibition can only been seen virtually. Fifty years after Gary Winogrand’s iconic–and problematic–series “Women Are Beautiful,” the white male gaze comes in for critique and review, a new look through a new set of eyes. In his own “Women R Beautiful” Ruben Natal-San Miguel challenges and revisits Gary Winogrand’s project for 2020. Winogrand’s notion of female beauty has been criticized as restricted and–in terms of race, age, and sexuality–very narrowly defined. Meanwhile, the process embodied in his...
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