New issue of MMPA Antidote now available online

“She leaves at dawn,” from the Ballad of Mulan series, by Kef.

In response to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders and local closings, the Maine Museum of Photographic Arts in Portland began creating the online series MMPA Antidote, which includes photographic artwork, audio interviews, and artist statements and reflections from Maine artists, aimed to serve as inspiration during times of isolation.

Published bi-weekly, Antidote features contemporary photographers and interviews with industry experts.

It’s current issue features work by photographer Kef.

“We traveled together for 12 years, but we never suspected Mulan was a woman,” Kef writes. “Influenced by the Chinese folk song of the same name, Ballad of Mulan explores performativity as it relates to my own identity as a Chinese and trans artist. In re-interpreting passages from the original work into my own perspective, the images examine my personal relationships to gender and family.”

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