Ibarra’s photos to be exhibited in February

Elizabeth Ibarra, a 2011 graduate of Ridgefield High School, will have her photography exhibited at the Cunneen Hackett Gallery in Poughkeepsie from Feb. 2 to 28.

Ibarra’s exhibition, Las Majas, is a collection of photographs that are part of an ongoing documentary series that celebrates the dynamic shape the female form takes throughout women’s lives

The photographic process relies on close collaboration between subject and photographer. It seeks to empower the subject by creating a safe and sacred environment for expression through the lens of the female gaze.

Ibarra, who now lives in the Catskill Mountains of New York, primarily uses analog photography as a method of examining and interpreting natural beauty, the allure of the feminine, and the combination of their sacredness. She received a bachelor of fine arts degree in photography and imaging from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.

The Cunneen Hackett Gallery is located at 12 Vassar Street, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Gallery hours are Friday to Sunday, 1-5 p.m., and by appointment. The opening reception is Feb. 2 from 6 to 8 p.m.

For further information, call gallery manager Damon Crumb at 845-287-3014.