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BIRTH a portrait of the artist Grayson Perry balances the influence of centuries of art history and religious symbolism with high camp photographic parody. Iconic and iconoclastic, it is more than mere punk insubordination to the heteronormative, it is a demand on behalf of queer communities to an equal right to the Sacred.
Richard Ansett’s images are in permanent and private collections including the National Portrait Galleries of London and Canada, Bibliotheque Nationale de France and the Smithsonian. His images have been part of major collaborative exhibitions worldwide. His images have won the Arte Laguna Prize 2013 and Grand Prix de la Decouverte 2013 and received the gold award at Prix de la Photographie in 2011,