JURY'S CHOICE

 

Jen Davis

Born in 1978, lives New York, USA

 

Graduate of the Yale University School of Art, USA.

 

www.jendavisphoto.com

 

Upcoming events/exhibitions below:

Speaker at Dok:13

International Photo Festival in Fredrikstad, Norway

"Body Time"

Exhibition in September 2013 at Braenderigaarden Centre of Contemporary Art in Viborg, Denmark

 

 

In this body of work, I deal with the insecurities associated with my body image and the direct correlation between self-perception and the way one is perceived by others.

Photography is the medium that I use to tell my story through life, an outlet for revealing my struggles and thoughts in regards to the society in which we live.  A society that dictates beauty based on ones physical appearance.

 

I have built a relationship between the camera and myself where I transform the act of taking a photograph into a performance for the camera. My work is partially based on personal experiences that I have re-constructed into a photograph, and the other part consists of made up fantasies of what I imagine a physical relationship to be regarding intimacy, love and desire.

 

Through the act of photographing I invite the viewer into the past ten years of my private life, exploring the vulnerabilities that I carry associated with a life-long struggle with my body, feelings of isolation, the battle to recognize beauty, and quest for intimacy.

 

 

 

 

Courtesy of the artist and Lee Marks Fine Art