November 8th’s election could not come soon enough. It’s frightening that our country is actually entertaining a candidate who’s convoluted and negligent platforms could threaten invaluable public organizations like Planned Parenthood.
Photographer Maggie West has set out to demonstrate her own support of women’s rights and Planned Parenthood with her upcoming solo portrait show, Stand. The series hosts a diverse cast of Los Angeles creatives who, like West, stand in support of Planned Parenthood, including Cherry Glazerr’s Clementine Creevy, illustrator Penelope Gazin, actor Alia Shawkat, and White Lung’s Mish Way.
West, who has been considering doing an art show for charity for some time now, conceived the show in order to show how even with some many politicians campaigning to cut Planned Parenthood funding, it’s important to show the range of individuals who stand together for the crucial organization.
Taking place at Leiminspace Gallery in Los Angeles on November 9th, the show will also include prints from her book Kiss, her series Fluid, and her upcoming photobook 23, and all profits from print and merchandise sales will go directly to Planned Parenthood LA.
West took a moment and gave some commentary on a handful of portraits we picked out of some of the people that inspire us most.