Miss Alesandra, 2010 by Jacqueline Mitelman

image of Miss Alesandra 2010 by Jacqueline Mitelman

Artist's statement

I first took photographs of Suzi Alesandra over 25 years ago, and it has been almost that long since I last saw her. I did not recognise her immediately, I thought she was a very interesting looking woman and I liked her hat. As we spoke, she became again the person I had known, an original, striking woman, of courage and spirit. I loved this portrait because for me it captures the self that has always been there.