'Viking Women: The Crying Bones' is a multi-media project. Ash has created an extensive photographic series and is currently in production on a feature length documentary film which tells the story of these fierce women fighters on the modern Viking scene. While all fight for the thrill of the sport, the women reveal their compelling personal reasons for engaging in this historic tradition.
The film will also take close look at the sparse yet provocative evidence that archaeologists have uncovered in regards to women's lives in the Viking Age. Norse Mythology and Sagas that tell stories of women, goddesses and the infamous Valkyries will also be examined.
“Some women get erased a little at a time, some all at once. Some reappear. Every woman who appears wrestles with the forces that would have her disappear. She struggles with the forces that would tell her story for her, or write her out of the story, the genealogy, the rights of man, the rule of law.
The ability to tell your own story, in words or images, is already a victory, already a revolt.”
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"Anyone wondering about the end of bohemia can consult this book, which documents its last incarnation, at least in New York City. Few bohemians can ever have worked as hard as the squatters, who earned their homes and their lives; they were rewarded with forcible and violent eviction. Ash Thayer's remarkable pictures chronicle a time, only two decades ago,that seems impossibly distant now."