Juried by Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman

March 4 – April 3, 2021

VIRTUAL OPENING RECEPTION: March 5th, 6 – 7:30PM via WMG YouTube Channel



CHICAGO — Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is pleased to present “Reciprocity,” juried by Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman. This exhibition, both at the gallery and online, includes 21 woman-identified and non-binary artist pairs working in photography.

Reciprocity is a relation of mutual dependence, action or influence.
In photography, reciprocity refers to the relationship between the aperture (f-stop) and shutter speed, which work dependently and inversely to capture light. It is the key to the perfect exposure.
In reciprocal relationships, like in any collaborative act, ideas and conversations are exchanged, enriching participants intellectually and emotionally. Whether through aesthetic bond, mentor/mentee relationships, friendship, photographer/subject or teacher to student, our pursuits are sustained by these relationships.
To celebrate the reciprocal bonds that enrich our photographic practices, Woman Made Gallery invited women-identified and non-binary artists from the local, national, and international community to pair their photograph or image-based work with that of another practicing artist with whom they are in conversation.

Exhibiting Artist Pairs:

Pinky Bass and Tonia Hughes

Lois Bielefeld and Ebtihal Shedid

Stacy Bogdonoff and Teri Figliuzzi*

Brenda Bowyer and Carol Estes

Patty Carroll and Andie Meadows

Juna Hume Clark and Maia Eriko

Karen Dana Cohen and Jess Levey

Gina Costa and Kay Westhues

Sarah Crofts and Nancy Y. Kim

Maya Dreilinger and Dwora Fried*

Marianne Fairbanks and Erica Hess

Sanaz Haghani and Lara Vaienti

Rie Jones and Laurie Beck Peterson*

Roslyn Julia and Grace Tyson*

Caroline Knickmeier and Sarah Stankey

Ann Kogen and Socorro Mucino

Madeleine LeMieux and Angela Shaffer

Amanda Musick and Meg Roussos

Maisie Neale and Clare Weeks*

Lydia Panas and Aline Smithson*

Brenda Steller and Karyn Stetz*



*Exhibiting in virtual presentation only.



Jurors: Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman


Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman have been collaborating on photographic narratives for four decades and understand reciprocity as essential to collaborative practice. Through photographs, artists books and installation, their work explores the confluence of history, myth and popular culture. Ciurej maintains her photographic practice in Chicago and Lochman is an educator and photographer in Milwaukee, WI. They share a studio in Milwaukee.



(Right) Lydia Panas, Apricots, 2010, Archival Pigment Print, 30 x 30 in.
(Left) Aline Smithson, Bea with an Orange, 2018, Archival Pigment Print, 20 x 20 in.