Glencoe Mansion, Museum & Gallery has opened a new gallery exhibit, “We the Women: Portraits of Empowerment” featuring the photography of Alex Moral, who is based in Blacksburg.
A celebration of Women’s History Month, the exhibit will be on display through April 30. The mansion will host an opening reception for Moral on Friday, March 4, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Moral’s work captures female empowerment in different forms while embracing diversity, body and self positivity, and the stories that celebrate womanhood.
Moral says that her photographs “capture her interest in embracing womanhood and understanding women’s emotions.” She has an eye to capture a single, powerful moment in time that not only invites the viewer to connect and resonate with the depicted women, but also serves to inspire the viewer, both women and men alike.
Prior to moving to the USA in 2015, Moral worked for six years in Spain, Germany, and England as a professional photographer, specializing in women’s portraiture. Currently, she is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in photography at Radford University.
Moral’s exhibit is an ever growing collection that received The Puffin Foundation grant award in 2018. The exhibit is free and is appropriate for all ages. In accordance with Glencoe’s guidelines, face masks are required for entry into the museum.