She only uses her own body, she says, because it is something she has constant, uninhibited access to, and no small talk with models is required. Image 2 of 4 Credits. The way we see women is changing, thanks to a new generation of female photographers who are breaking into the mainstream consciousness for the first time in history. Image 1 of 4. Image 3 of 4 Credits. Image 3 of 4. I thought it was important to understand what the rise of female photographers in the last five years means not only for art and photography, but for visual culture in general.
Charlotte Jensen Apr 12,
Girl on Girl: Charlotte Jansen on women in photography
The only thing that connects these 40 women is that they all choose to photograph women, and what their work shows us is that when we look at women, there are so many more things we could be seeing. Calypso, for example, invents a fantasy world in order to say something true about inner desire and the way personal desire and commercial romance intertwine and diverge. Charlotte Jensen Apr 12, Deciding to photograph a woman as a woman is not easy — not only do you risk being dismissed as narcissistic and vapid, but your work will quickly be labelled as feminine or feminist, which is a way of making it appear less relevant. Each plays with the infinitely problematic online selfie, and uses it in unique ways to disrupt the idea we have of public and private space. I thought it was important to understand what the rise of female photographers in the last five years means not only for art and photography, but for visual culture in general. Art and Photography in the Age of the Female Gaze £