Rumi Missabu

Rumi Missabu

MASKED  REVELERS

1993

Black & White Photography

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Curator: Camaraderie Art Salon

Rumi Missabu

 

The selection and exhibiting of my photographs in this year’s festival acts as a personal healing process for myself as a first-time photographer. Until recently I have only regarded my photography as a hobby although I’ve exhibited the work of many photographers as part of my Camaraderie Art Salons and amassing a substantial archive as a founding member of the gender-bending, acid-drenched legendary Cockettes.

 

These two images from a Day of the Dead celebration in San Francisco’s Mission District, resonate a transformation of hope and healing in the time of death; the ascension of the spirit into divine spheres.

 

After leaving the medium to the pro’s, it just might be time to take my work more seriously. Nevertheless, I won’t be leaving my day job as a reigning domestic goddess anytime soon!