CLAIMING THE GAZE, 1991–1993

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Silver gelatin prints, 75" x 32"

Claiming the Gaze was the first deliberate “gender piece” from the early ’90s. I tried to subvert the ways in which women are photographed in advertising and public media. The strategy I countered with was to photograph women straight on, full figure, life-sized, and unsmiling. These are not really portraits; they are about assuming the unfamiliar and unaccommodating pose of female command.

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