Carmen Winant

April 15 — July 16, 2022

A Brand New End: Survival and Its Pictures is a photography-based exhibition of new work by Carmen Winant as part of a five-component project developed by the artist through intensive research — a hallmark of her category-defying practice. A Brand New End explores historical and contemporary representations of oppression, liberation and self-expression through materials drawn from and inspired by the archives of Women In Transition (WIT) and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV). This multipart project aims to illuminate the often invisible experiences of women, as well as feminist strategies for survival, revolt and self-determination. It highlights the power of print (photography and printmaking) to depict how women view themselves, and how photography can serve as a tool in the struggle for individual autonomy and self-representation. Through its expansive consideration of image making, domestic violence and the larger feminist movement deploying the archives of WIT and NCADV, A Brand New End critically examines the problems and possibilities of visualizing domestic violence and subsequent survival. 

The exhibition has been organized by Ksenia Nouril, PhD, The Print Center’s Jensen Bryan Curator. A Brand New End: Survival and Its Pictures has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.


Women’s blueprint for survival (2), 2022, sun-bleached construction paper, painter’s tape, inkjet prints, 47 ½” x 36”




Gallery Talk

With Carmen Winant and Ksenia Nouril

At The Print Center and on Instagram Live

Opening Reception

Thursday, April 14, 6 – 7:30pm
At The Print Center 

Watch the Gallery Talk on IGTV


Artist Talk with Carmen Winant

Thursday, April 21, 6pm
On Zoom
PLEASE NOTE: This event was originally scheduled for April 13

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Guided Exhibition Tours

Tuesday, April 26, 5pm
Thursday, May 12, 12pm
Wednesday, May 25, 5pm
Friday, June 10, 12pm
At The Print Center
Guided tours of A Brand New End with exhibition curator Ksenia Nouril.

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Panel Discussion: Picturing Domestic Violence

Thursday, April 28, 6pm
At The Print Center and on Zoom
Ruth M. Glenn, President & CEO, NCADV; Roberta Hacker, former Executive Director of WIT (1986-2006); and Dr. Ethan Levine, scholar and advocate, who will discuss the visualization of domestic violence through photographs, specifically those used in service of empowerment and self-actualization.

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Conversation with Carmen Winant and Donna Ferrato

Thursday, May 19, 6pm
On Zoom
Ferrato is an internationally acclaimed photojournalist who works to document, expose and prevent domestic and sexual violence against women and children. Winant and Ferrato address how photography can bring critical awareness to pressing social issues.

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WAVE Empowerment Self-Defense Class with WIT

Thursday, June 2, 6 – 7:30pm
On Zoom
Led by WIT staff, this class will feature discussion and activities around the five components of self- defense: Think, Yell, Run, Fight, and Tell. Participants will be taught a few easy-to-learn physical techniques.

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About Women In Transition (WIT)

Founded in 1971, Philadelphia-based WIT’s mission is to empower people to move forward in their lives free of domestic violence and substance abuse.

About the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)

Founded in 1978, Denver-based NCADV’s mission is to lead, mobilize and raise their voices to support efforts that demand a change of conditions that lead to domestic violence such as patriarchy, privilege, racism, sexism, and classism. They are dedicated to supporting survivors and holding offenders accountable and supporting advocates.

A Brand New End: Survival and Its Pictures has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage