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It all started when…

in 2016, at our mother/daughter book club, I had the pleasure of meeting Kristine Ellis, fellow mom and Hamilton firefighter. She talked with the girls, and then dressed in her full gear, including ventilator. I had goosebumps as I watched these girls (and women!) take in Kristine and what it meant for her to be a firefighter. I immediately knew I wanted to photograph her. The idea kept gaining steam, and I realized I would like to make portraits of more women doing meaningful work and/or pursuing their passions. So far, I have photographed Kristine, a female police officer, the owner of Honeycomb Bakery, our local bus driver, a local dog walker/equine care specialist, an emergency room doctor, the director of the library, and a lawyer. 

It is my hope that these portraits will tell a story- one of female empowerment, determination, and contribution to our society. I expect the project to be inspiring to those who view it, especially women and girls.

Initial images of Grit & Grace will be displayed at the Hamilton/Wenham Library in Massachusetts during May and June of 2018. Stay tuned for more details!

Save the Date

Wednesday, May 9th, 7-8:30, at the Hamilton-Wenham Library.

Opening reception, meet & greet, panel discussion, and light refreshments. 

Questions? Email tracey@traceywestgate.com