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‘Sasha’ is about female identity in the digital age. In an era fascinated by the female figure, celebrity and sexualised selfies, women have become the subject of a new multitude of gazes, fixed upon them through the screen online.
In both the print and the accompanying book, my work also explores where – in the context of smart phones, ‘selfies’ and the seemingly infinite expansion of online imagery – photography sits today. I examine this through the subject of the female adolescent, an emblematic figure of media and art.
The work consists of imagery sourced from both Google and Facebook. I use the internet as an archival source and construct new narratives that play with the themes of identity, female representation and the self-portrait. The work spans the spectrum of online imagery; it aims to explore its impact on the photographer, the photograph and young women today.