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Happy Birthday Big Bad Bettie!

Celebrating Big Bad Bettie's Birthday with the classic photo that started it all.

BBB Classic Photo Greeting Card

Today, we celebrate the woman who inspired this crazy adventure of photography and books.

 On this day, March 23rd, 1920, Elizabeth J. Ludwig was born to a musical family in the suburbs of Chicago.  She went to an all women’s college, joined the Navy in 1943, worked in her fathers’ drum factory, married and divorced twice, had three children, and four grandchildren. Always looking for her next adventure, Bettie was fearless, independent, and had a quick witted sense of humor.  She loved gardening, performing in the theater, and playing bridge.  The life of the party, she was forever laughing and enjoying life to its fullest.  Her drinks of choice were Arnold Palmer tea during the day and Scotch in the evenings.  Her favorite dessert, all of them!  So today, we raise a glass, eat some dessert, and make a toast to Big Bad Bettie for her bold, brassy, and creative spirit.

Today through March 26 Only- 

When you purchase the Home Connection Print Set, you'll receive the BBB Classic Photo Greeting Card FREE!  Handmade, 4x6 flat single card, blank on back.  We want you to share in the joy and inspiration this photo has brought to us.  

Send it to the fearless woman in your life.

 

 

 

Thank you for

the inspiration

& trailblazing.

We're spicing up Month of Photography Big Bad Bettie Style!

We're celebrating Month of Photography Denver in our own bold, brassy, and creative way with Home Connection: an online photography exhibition that spices up the fleeting Instagram Takeover and transforms incredible work into something that lasts.

Home Connection
Online Exhibition & Print Sale
March 13th - April 9th
 only on Instagram @bigbadbettiepress

March 13th - April 9th, @bigbadbettiepress features Home Connection with new work from Colorado photographers Jessie Paige Rowe, Julia Vandenoever, Stephanie A. Lindsey, and Katie Harwood.  These four female artists access ideas of place, loss, and identity and scratch at the surface of their individual connections to home.  

Home Connection unfolds in a unique format -- It utilizes the publishers Instagram feed and allows each artist to temporarily take it over to share their photographic series.  The exhibition then migrates from the screen to the printed page transforming into a collectable handmade Print Set, which includes one signed print from each artist.  The Set is available in a limited edition of 40 and is for sale only during the exhibition at bigbadbettiepress.com for $75 each.

Lucy. Peek-A-Boo. 1-10-17, 2017,   ©   Jessie Paige Rowe .  Archival Inkjet Print. 4.5" x 4.5" image on 5.5" x 7.5" paper. Printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Satin, 310 gsm 100% Cotton, white, satin-finish. Signed.

Lucy. Peek-A-Boo. 1-10-17, 2017, © Jessie Paige Rowe. Archival Inkjet Print. 4.5" x 4.5" image on 5.5" x 7.5" paper. Printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Satin, 310 gsm 100% Cotton, white, satin-finish. Signed.

This is the second project for the new independent press who focuses on projects that are bold, brassy, and creative.  Their first curated journal, Rabbit Rabbit, a clever mash-up of art and words, launched in October 2016 with great excitement and was praised for its fascinating concept and imagery as well as its luxurious print quality.  Big Bad Bettie Press is rooted in the value of the tangible and produces books, art objects, and portable exhibitions.

In the spirit of this commitment to creativity and tangible objects, Home Connection is as much a new kind of online exhibition as it is a fun way for people to support photography they love.  The limited edition collectable Print Set is available for pre-sale only during the exhibition.  People who pre-order help to unlock the Print Sets production and become “co-publishers”.  Their names will appear in print and forever be part of the collectable.

Tissue 20, © Julia Vandenover. Archival Inkjet print.  4.5" x 5.5" image on 5.5" x 7.5" paper.  Printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Satin, 310 gsm 100% Cotton, white, satin-finish. Signed.

During the online exhibition, @bigbadbettiepress Instagram followers will be introduced to new photographs every day.  Launching the take over with her own daily act of picture making is Jessie Paige Rowe. Paige Rowe explores the day-to-day life of her two young daughters and has compiled an incredible collection that echoes the complexities and wonders of childhood.  Julia Vandenoever delicately uncovers an unusual inheritance, her mothers used tissues, and through her grieving process imagines the untold stories hidden in the folds of each tissue.

Untited© Stephanie A. LindseyArchival Inkjet print.  4.5" x 5.5" image on 5.5" x 7.5" paper.  Printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Satin, 310 gsm 100% Cotton, white, satin-finish. Signed.

Stephanie A Lindsey contemplates the psychological and domestic space she faced after a loss and weaves a subtle yet complex narrative together that focuses on issues of place, family and race in American society.  Katie Harwood investigates her relationship with her childhood home focusing on an annual spring cleaning event that Harwood describes as a “ritual purging”, finding links between her personal family history and the “annual airing of dirty laundry.”

Green Chair © Katie Harwood Archival Inkjet print.  4.5" x 5.5" image on 5.5" x 7.5" paper.  Printed on Canson Satin Baryta 310 gsm, Pure White. Signed.

Home Connection Title Card, 5.5" x 7.5" printed on acid free paper

For more information about Home Connection and the Print Set, click here.