A Fairer Sex

Uma by Khadijat Yussuff
Friday, March 2, 2018 to Sunday, April 15, 2018

Join exhibiting artist Khadijat Yussuff in the Melwood Gallery for an opening reception and performance on Friday, March 2 from 6:30pm - 9:00pm. The event is free and open to the public. 

Opening Reception: Friday, March 2 from 6:30pm - 9:00pm


"A Fairer Sex" is a series of framed portraits highlighting a diverse array of women and their collective discourse on womanhood, solidarity, and other topics.

"In today's sociopolitical climate, womanhood is a hotly debated topic. It seems that it's everyone's job to define who qualifies as a woman, what a woman is capable of, or what a woman is allowed to do with her body- except the woman herself. This body of work is an open forum for women of different backgrounds to speak on their experiences and their visions for the future, freely and uninterrupted, through their words and intimate, surreal portraits. Topics include: equity and solidarity within the community of women and proposals for overcoming hurdles facing women or any of their subgroups." - Khadijat Yussuff


The Melwood Gallery at Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ supports the presentation of new work by artists, members, and students working across traditional and emergent media at the intersection of print, photography, and the moving image. The Melwood Gallery, located next to the Melwood Screening Room on the second floor of Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ building at 477 Melwood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, is open Monday through Wednesday from 9am - 5pm and Thursday through Sunday from 9am - 9pm.


About Khadijat Yussuff:

Khadijat Yussuff is a Nigerian-American, Pittsburgh-based photographer. Hailing from the Bronx, their work is highly influenced by the vibrant colors in every culture they identify with and have encountered along the way. Currently pursuing a degree in biotechnology, they are always in search of a marriage between humanity and the natural world and its processes.


About Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts:

PF/PCA is a community-based institution that offers accredited and non-accredited visual arts courses, access to equipment and studio space, fellowship and exhibition programs, a robust screening program that includes the annual Three Rivers Film Festival, a Youth Media program featuring media arts classes for children ages 5-17, and sales of work by our artist members in our on-site shop. Annually PF/PCA serves 100,000 individuals of all ages.