Writer Laura Browder, a 2007 Pollak Prize for Excellence in the Arts honoree, explores identity and women with guns through "Her Best Shot." In this exhibition, running Sept.12 through Dec. 14 at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Browder, in collaboration with photographer Sascha Pflaeging, looks at women as warriors.
Forty large-scale (30-by-40-inch) color photographic prints are paired with text in the women's own words about their military service in Iraq and Afghanistan.
A discussion will be held on Sept. 28 pertaining to the role of women in combat conditions, with a panel including Leisa Meyer, author of Creating G.I. Jane: Sexuality and Power in the Women's Army Corps ; Meg McLagan, co-director of Lioness, a documentary about an all-female combat unit; and Lisa Harmon, a Virginia psychologist and Iraq vet.
This fall, the Virginia Quarterly Review is concurrently publishing a selection of these images and narratives with some voice portions of the interviews at its Web site, vqronline .org.
For more information, call 353-0094 or visit visarts.org .