Jessica Korff, of Jessica Korff Studios, is an award-winning photographer and active member of our business community, lifting up other women in everything she does. She is in the second year of a project called “The Art of Her”, which creates a place for women to tell their stories of challenge, trauma and of overcoming.
Every woman has a story, and Korff creates a safe and loving place for her to tell it. She then creates her artist’s rendition of who they are, in all of their strength and beauty, in their allowance to demand they can and deserve to take up space, and in their reminder that to change how they believe, they are allowed to show up in this world. She photographs them in a way that reminds them of the incredibly powerful woman they are—and that for all the things in this world meant to keep us small, we rise.
This project will culminate in a portrait exhibition and women’s event coming in the summer of 2023. The project is limited to 25 women, and Korff is still looking to fill some of these slots with those who want to be part of this project, who have a story in them they want to share.
Everyone knows a woman in their life who has a story, but society has somehow taught her to play small, brush off what she went through and get back to doing what she needs to do. Whether it is surviving cancer, abuse, rape or even escaping a belief that kept her living within constraints of society expectations and not living her full self and life. You know a woman who has no idea how powerful she is, how much her story could help someone know they aren’t alone and who, given the safe space to share and be lifted up, could even find healing. Korff would love to invite her to be part of this special project.
Last year the women spoke on the importance of this project and how it helped them heal and feel loved. A video compilation of those stories and how this project affected some of these women can be found at JKSArtofHer.com