The Body Issue

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Oct-Nov. 2017

Human Stories
Private View

 The face is the picture of the mind with the eyes as its interpreter’
-Cicero

A study of body image and anatomy through contemporary photography, film and digital media framed by a series of provocations.

The politics of beauty and identity has been long debated as part of an explorations of gender, race and the image of self. The shape of our faces, texture of hair and complexion of skin map our ancestry and are the very essence of our identities. Can our collective selves nurture body positivity and self – expression? Do we endorse or debunk the incessant, re-touched ideas of ‘beauty’ and ‘perfection’ that are generated by mainstream and social media for mass consumption. Does this sit comfortably within a culturally rich and diverse society?