Entry Title: "DENIAL"
Name:
Melanie-Jane FREY
, France
Category: Professional,


Entry Description:

Wet plate collodion 8x10 tintypes. This is a look at the difficulty
for women to see themselves in the mirror as they are and
accept herself. These work also evoke cumbersome beauty
dictates imposed by men and society that make the assessment
of its own image that arduous.
Combining the high and law of my life and all the women
around me, younger and older, I felt the urge to express how
revolting it is to have it so difficult to think about oneself
outside and despite anything to do with how we look like and
how the one we seek love from wants us to look like.
It is kind of tabou to talk about it even if it is such a big part of
any woman's life. There is still a lot to understand and to be
changed in any and everyone's behavior to find freedom and
peace for women.

About the Artist:

Melanie-Jane FREY is a French photographer based in Paris. She works with primitive, modern, alternative technics and experiments art in the intersection of photography and craft. www.melaniefrey.com