November 15, 2017

“A Quiet Defiance” Exhibit At Princeton Day School

“A QUIET DEFIANCE”: The photographs of Katie Orlinsky are featured in “A Quiet Defiance: The Women’s War in Mali,” an exhibition running November 20 through December 14 at the Anne Reid ’72 Art Gallery at Princeton Day School. An artist’s reception will be held on November 28 from 12:30 to 1 p.m.

The Anne Reid ’72 Art Gallery at Princeton Day School presents the photographs of Katie Orlinsky in an exhibition titled “A Quiet Defiance: The Women’s War in Mali,” on view from November 20 through December 14. There will be an artist’s reception on Thursday, November 28 from 12:30 to 1 p.m. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Orlinsky is a photographer and cinematographer based in New York City, and has spent more than a decade as a photojournalist covering news and feature stories around the world for major publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, and National Geographic. Orlinsky has received photographic awards from organizations including the Art Director’s Club, PDN30, Visa Pour L’image, and Pictures of the Year International, and she was recently honored with the 2016 Paris Match Female Photojournalist of the Year Award. She has also received artist grants from the Magnum Foundation, Getty Images, the Howard Buffet Foundation, and the Pulitzer Center.

This exhibition focuses on photographs she took while in Mali in 2013. A grant from the International Reporting Project enabled her to travel throughout northern Mali for a month and speak to women about their experiences under Islamic rule. In a recent article in The New York Times about these photographs, Orlinsky noted that she had “always been interested in Mali’s vibrant culture and wanted to understand how women were affected by the new laws.” She also noted in the article, “The Jihadists inflicted so much on the women in the north of the country…. It made just living almost illegal for women.”

“A Quiet Defiance: The Women’s War in Mali” featuring the photography of Katie Orlinsky is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, when the school is in session, and by appointment on weekends. For more information about the Anne Reid ‘72 Art Gallery, call Jody Erdman, art gallery director, at (609) 924-6700, ext. 1772 or visit