"It is because society tells us that women are objects, not subjects, that Stephen Hawkings can declare women to be “a complete mystery”, and have newspapers gleefully latch on to this, declaring women “the greatest mystery known to man”. It is a common refrain for men to bleat about not understanding women, but this is because they have simply never tried, because society has trained them to never look at life through the eyes of a woman."
Nina Simone as captured by Alfred Wertheimer, December 1964.
Exquisite. So like…as a Nina fan, a Black woman and a photographer, I want to sit here with these photographs for like an hour. Her, Miriam Makeba and Celia Cruz are like the Holy Trinity of women’s music for me in the last century. Nina was perfection.