Young practitioners now are expected to be good at verbalising their intentions, verbalising their results, self-promotion and networking etc. I think these lists are getting a little out of hand as they often highlight the opposite of what led me to photography in the first place. They often appear to be steered by few, friends of friends, publishers, authors, writers etc and perhaps this back scratching can lead to exclusion of many who make work who can’t or don’t want to ‘play the game’.
I’ve set up a tumblr to act as my website while using this as a research tool and blog of sorts.
Have a gander if you like, hot off the presses as i only set it up today!
I’m currently working on my graduate project which is based around ideas of gender roles in the domestic space. As part of the process i have been looking at toy catalogues, advertisements and movies. I am interested in questioning at what age these gender roles come into play and how different areas of media have a role to play in the creation and re-enforcement of these stereotypes.
#ILLUSTRATIONS is a collaboration betweenand artist, Daniel Arzola No Soy Tu Chiste #ImNotaJoke and the It Gets Better Project This series of seven illustrated themes will be released over the course of the Spring of 2014 and will highlight important issues facing LGBT youth worldwide. Each theme features a core shareable graphic, accommodating story, video and an international take from one of our many international partners. Additional illustrations to be released soon! Click the link below to learn more about our collaboration http://tinyurl.com/lnfpt83