© 2019 by Brett Kaufman 

THE MANY LIVES

OF ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

 
1999
Photographic Editions: Archival Ink on Cotton Rag

The Pulitzer Prize winning 'No Ordinary Time' by Doris Kearns Goodwin, was the inspiration for 'The Many Lives of Eleanor Roosevelt. The piece is a homage to the different groups of people Ms. Roosevelt fought and cared for: the newly formed female workforce, the black community, the persecuted European Jews, and active WW2 soldiers as well as the returning veterans. The strips of newspaper which make up the hair, were created by bending and photographing the headlines of her day. The portrait that emerges, is one that I hope represents Eleanor's strong and generous spirit.