15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Susanna (study after Lorenzo Lotto)
This is a scanned solarized print from a painting depicting Susanna and the Elders, a biblical story from the Book of Daniel. While she was bathing, old voyeurs came to Susanna and threatened to tell everyone she was with a young man in the garden unless she agrees to have sex with them. She refuses and finally the elders are put to death.
I felt that the way in which Susanna refuses to give consent echoes well with the struggle for women’s rights centuries later.
© Alexandre Arminjon.
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||Nov. 28, 2017, 10:05 p.m.