Category Archives: Sexuality

Photographs – Sexuality/Gender

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This project ‘Asking For It’ was from around 2008.

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This project is from around 2008 when I started approaching men in public places outside offices, pubs, cafes and gentlemen’s venues often in London’s square mile and then negotiating with them into a more private space – an alleyway, a car park, or back at their place or mine. Once there I asked them to remove items of clothes. A series of hand-printed, black and white images. It taught me a lot about my relationships with men and sexual dynamics between at least myself and men if not more universally. In particular I became aware of lack of societal protections for me as I transgressed norms of gender behaviour. The work was shown at KCL and KODE, Bergen and other venues and published in academic journals

Sidelines

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Images taken from inside the protest or demonstration. These images mark a shift in me away from photographer documenting demonstrations and into demonstrator/activist photographing the people seeing the demonstration. These images are taken of people on the sidelines of the following demonstations: Slutwalk, Pride and Dyke March. These people are all looking into the demonstrations from the side, they are not taking part in the march. Some are surprised and shocked, others obviously delighted. All are experiencing intense emotion. In the sexuality/gender page on this blog you can see more from selection from a larger series.