ACHF Arts Access
To document what is most likely the last generation of girls that participate in the secret society known as Jobs Daughters and their cites of ceremony located across Minnesota. I will produce fifteen final location photographs and thirty new portraits of girls from cities across Minnesota. I will be rephotographing five girls to show development over time and photographing a minimum of twenty-five new girls that I could not previously access. 2: Create a book that encapsulates the photographs, along with audio and historic documents, preserving this culture for future generations of Minnesotans. I will produce twenty maquette books that will be sent out to secure a publisher for distribution. Each book will contain images along with audio CD of girls' interviews and a collection of writing and ephemera collected from each bethel I visit.
Alison Malone was able to finish photographing what is possibly the last generation of active Jobs Daughters in Minnesota and the spaces in which they meet and preform their ritual. The photographs themselves that have been created as a result of this project and grant funding are the record and archive of the projects success. By creating these images Alison Malone has added to the first ever archive of the Masonic Youth Order known as Jobs Daughters and fully represented Minnesota in its diversity of this order. 2: The book itself was not printed in its final format but has been created digitally in part and now has room for expanded content to be added in 2016. The observation of the digital files allow anyone to understand the creation and in-process status of the book.
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