GALLIPOLIS — The French Art Colony (FAC) is currently hosting the work of a local photographer who’s portraits are celebrating local women over 40 years old.

The photography exhibit was completed by Jessica Malone, a Gallipolis local with a photography studio on Second Avenue in Gallipolis. The exhibit is free and open to the public through June 12 at the FAC.

Malone said the title of the exhibit is the “40/40 Project.”

“We selected, interviewed and photographed 40 local women over the age of 40,” Malone said. “They are business owners, entrepreneurs, mothers, teachers, artists and more.”

Malone said she believes women over 40 years of age are “often times looked over or misrepresented.”

“Another goal was to inspire all people but particularly younger women so that they know that life does not end at 25,” Malone said. “When we age, we trade our wrinkle-free skin for wisdom, we

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