A photo documentary exhibit

The DES Stories photo exhibit is a thirty panel photo documentary exhibit showing the human side of exposure to diethylstilbestrol. Twenty-two portrait panels with black and white photos include first-person story and bio. Eight panels include artists' statements and DES (diethylstilbestrol) info.

Portraits are photographed on location using a Hasselblad SLR. Prints are made with an IRIS inkjet printer on Rives watercolor paper. Individual stories are from face to face interview and correspondence. Panels are metal framed with plexi glass. Exhibit is shown in whole or part.

Exhibit venues
Exposed shows at universities, museums, and galleries in the U.S. It receives positive, often passionate, feedback.

April 3, Washington, D.C.-An opening reception for DES Stories, a photo exhibit showing the human story of DES exposure through portraits and stories, will be held Tuesday, April 3, 2001, from 5-7 pm in Russell Senate Building #385.

The DES Stories exhibit will show on Capitol Hill, in the Russell Rotunda, the week of April 2-6,2001. If you are in the area, please join us for an opening reception, Tuesday, April 3, 2001, from 5-7 pm in Russell Senate Building #385.

Related interests and talks
DES Stories serves as point of departure for related topics: chemical exposures, environmental contaminants, medical technologies, women's health history, advocacy, story telling, bearing witness, and photo journalism.


  • Each panel is the approximate size of a poster
  • 22 portrait panels: 33" w x 25"
  • 8 information panels: 19" w x 25"
  • Total exhibit space is appx 70' feet.

DES Stories, the book, will be published April 2001, by Visual Studies Workshop Press, a publisher of photography and art books.

If you are interested in hosting DES Stories, the exhibit, please contact us at DESstories@aol.com