DECEMBER 5, 1972, 1972
DECEMBER 5, 1972, 1972 

Melissa Shook Early Self

08/09/2022 - 15/10/2022

Miyako Yoshinaga 
547 West 27th Street 
2nd Floor 
10001-5511 New York   

From September 8 to October 15, 2022, MIYAKO YOSHINAGA gallery will feature a solo exhibition by Shook, presenting compelling black-and-white self-portraits she created in the early 1970s. The Daily Self-Portraits 1972-1973 series is a pioneering project exploring intimate female identity in photography. Shook captured herself in a simple setting in her downtown New York loft against an empty wall space. Over the next 8 months, Shook developed a personal landscape, taking control of her attractive body while feeling shy, playful, melancholic, tired, or intimidated.