Drummies These images depict the unique and aspirational subculture surrounding all-female teams of drum majorettes in South Africa. These girls, affectionately known as ‘drummies’ are from some of the country’s most marginalised communities. For the girls and young women involved, being a drummie is a privilege and an achievement, indicative [...]
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You’ll Know It When You Feel It It’s hard to celebrate a birth when you know what’s coming. Still, Rowrow smiled as she lay in a hospital bed, 38-weeks pregnant with her fourth child. Her green prison uniform sat carefully folded next to her. Two corrective service officers hovered [...]
Stoned in Melanchol “Days in Derry are long” says Irish photographer Megan Doherty. “There’s not a whole lot to do except hang out, wasting time”. Making pictures is her form of escape. “I hated how I had tread every street a million times,” explains Doherty of the reason [...]
Infinite Tenderness I grew up in a religious household in a small southern town. My mother was raised in the Sanctified Holy Church and my father was raised Southern Baptist. As a result of the strict beliefs I had been taught since birth, I did not feel comfortable coming [...]
Hybrid-normalization Hybrid-normalization is a project which explores and challenges the boundaries imposed by normative society; go to school, university, find a job, get married (to someone from the opposite sex), buy a house, raise children, retire and die. I realised from an early age that although I had nothing against [...]
Forest Frank and the Forest March 2013: Frank, a 300-year-old daqing tree (Latin name: Ficus hookeriana Corner), was still standing at its home—the tiny village of Xialiu at the southeast corner of Lijiang Prefecture, an area with a reputation akin to Shangri-La. Ludila, one of the Yangtze River dams, [...]
Seeing Like A State, China, (2013 - on-going) I would conquer the Cedar Forest. I will set my hand to it and chop it down. — Epic of Gilgamesh In a barren desert, a huge lake has been carved out of the sandy ground like a mirage. It embodies the [...]
I Am Now You - Mother In the photographic series entitled I Am Now You – Mother (2017), Marcia Michael visualises the act of matrilineage through the body of her late mother, Myrtle McKnight. Introduced by, Renée Mussai, Curator An exercise in what I call ‘ancestral visual feminitude’, this [...]
Cécile Smetana Baudier ‘Diaspora’ is a work in progress exploring the African Diaspora, with a visual focus on childhood. Following on from the success of Baudier’s previous project, which investigated the hidden Afuro communities of southern Mexico, this next chapter focuses on the present diaspora in the Democratic Republic [...]
Other Stories Other Stories is Ecuadorian-American photographer Karen Miranda Rivadeneira’s first monograph. It focuses on her relationships with the women in her extended family, especially her mother and grandmother. The resulting images exude tenderness and dignity, and incorporate symbols and visual elements subtly that hint at Rivadeneira’s Ecuadorian [...]