Photography and Feminism (here we go again)

If there’s one thing different kinds of feminism can agree upon is their will to “empower women”. But, that’s it; once we get started on the meaning of that “empowerment” the apparent cohesion starts to fall apart. Some co-called feminists think about themselves in such a way because they applaud and promote women’s confidence towards their…

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≡ My two passions ≡

© Ana Teresa Barboza, Untitled (?). Images via ArtNau. A friend called my attention to Ana Teresa Barboza‘s work (Lima, Peru, 1981). A good friend, I should say, for she knows how I’m drawn to mixed techniques applied to photography, specially when it involves some sort of sewing. Ana Teresa’s work is anything but simple, though…

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٠ ‘one becomes what one is by overcoming the wish to be that which one is not’ ٠

© Coke Wisdom O’Neal, Jessica Sue Layton, from the series The Box (Manhattan), 2005 © Coke Wisdom O’Neal, Chris and Mike O’Neal, from the series The Box (Manhattan), 2005 SARTRE’S MAP OF AUTHENTICITY BAD FAITH GOOD FAITH OPPRESSION CITY OF ENDS HARMONIOUS GROUP SELF-AWARENESS REFLECTIVE LIFE SPONTANEOUS LIFE TRANSCENDENT EGO INTENTIONALITY SELF-ORIGINATING SELF-DETERMINING INTROSPECTION ONE’S…

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٠ ‘the real dictatorship of the anyone’ that swallows the authentic Self ٠

© Gregory Michael Hernandez, Circular Mound Altar, Temple of Heaven, Beijing, from The Captive Universe (current work) © Gregory Michael Hernandez, Circular Mound Altar in Beijing , from The Captive Universe (current work) AN HEIDEGGERIAN MAP OF AUTHENTICITY DASEIN MINENESS OWNNESS HOMECOMING STATIC PASSIVITY GUILT ANXIETY COURAGE ONTIC ENTITY ALIENATION EVERYDAYNESS POSSIBILITIES SOLICITUDE FAMILIARITY SELF-BETRAYAL…

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٠ Mark (he is) King (maybe) ٠

© Mark King, from the series Plastic, 2011-12 © Mark King, from the series Plastic, 2011-12 © Mark King, from the series Plastic, 2011-12 “Back in January I was preparing for a screen printing artist in residency at the Frans Masereel Centre in Kasterlee, Belgium and wanted to go there with a new portrait project…

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