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THE HERO WITHIN  - melanie cleary

THE HERO WITHIN (melanie cleary) - Finalist: Photo / Digital Graphics Celeste Prize 2011
Photography Human figure Digital (melanie cleary - Cape Town South Africa)

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THE HERO WITHIN

Photography, Human figure, Digital, Photographic paper, 0.63x0.84x0cm, 2009
I explored questions of physical identity, beauty and dignity where people literally and figuratively recreated themselves through their ‘performance’ and where their self-presentation created a curious dignity that I found disarming.

Through my explorations of this world, I came to see my own role as something of an extension of the participants’ own strategies for self-display. Rather than seeing the images as ‘grotesque’ or ‘sexually charged’, I was using another medium and context to ‘show off’ their bodies to a new audience.

Selection 2011

Committee

Mami  Kataoka Erin Sickler Joseph Gaylard Oxana Maleeva
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Jane Ostler
2 years ago
Jane Ostler Artist
Extraordinary piece.
maurinomangiapanino
2 years ago
bel gesto atletico,
è un arte anche questa, da esibire il prossimo anno
a londra2012,
dai che ce la fai diceva Morandi
Angelo Pisciotta
2 years ago
complimenti .non è un'immagine comune.
biagio castilletti
2 years ago
Congratulation.
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melanie cleary
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Cape Town, South Africa - 1970
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