The Looking Glass Series

CompanyLynn Goldsmith Ltd.
Photographerlynn Goldsmith
PrizeSilver in Portraiture / Self-Portrait
Entry Description

I explore questions of identity through self-portrayals, assuming different guises. I aim to highlight the psychological relationship between what we see and what we imagine. Using my face as a stage where I can offer different looks, undermines any attempt to fix my image. Exploiting what is theatrically inherent in photographic media, I adopt persona from fairy tales, diverse cultures, and cinematic moments. I catapult myself into the past and future, overturning accepted distinctions between illusion and reality. The point is to fracture the single, solitary sense of self, to propose identity as multiple projections of invented selves.

About Photographer

With over 100 record covers to her credit, 10 books of her work, numerous awards, and covers of most of the world’s prestigious magazines including: Rolling Stone, Life, Sports Illustrated, US, and Elle, Lynn Goldsmith never stops making images. Though best known for her portraits of entertainment icons, her work is completely diversified. She has done travel stories for National Geographic, been a photojournalist covering national disasters for Time and Newsweek, as well as a fine art photographer who's images are exhibited in museums as well as galleries. Lynn considers her work to be about breaking limiting thought patterns. Her 11th book will be released in the fall of 2009. It is a collection of self-portraits that she has made over the last 8 years. *# 1 single and #3 album in UK as a recording artist * Lucien Clergue award for Photography * NY Times Best Sellers book list - New Kids * written songs with Sting, Steve Winwood, Todd Rundgren * in collection of Museum of Modern art * in collection of Smithsonian, Polaroid, Kodak