2020 Finalists

Odette ENGLAND

Artist statement: My project Woman wearing ring shields face from flash investigates relationships between cameras, handguns, human hands and violence against women. I photograph women and their female friends and family who own or have recently learned to use a handgun. Guns and cameras have a lot in common. Susan Sontag and Teju Cole have noted their shared vocabulary as both regrettable and illuminating. I am especially interested in how armed female bodies occupy photographs and which parts of our bodies become targets for others.

www.odetteengland.com

The pledge  2022
from the series Woman wearing ring shields face from flash
pigment ink-jet print
70.0 x 50.0 cm
courtesy of the artist

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