Our Desires Are Not our Own - PhMuseum

Our Desires Are Not our Own

Jessica Ledwich

2019 - Ongoing

Our Desires Are Not Our Own explores the ambiguity and complexity of the emotions of female desire and pleasure once woman is no longer positioned as the ‘object’ of heterosexual male desire. This work investigates, through referencing advertising and billboard culture, the notion of the ‘female gaze’ and the idea of the ‘subjective camera’. Through the medium of photography I seek to open a dialogue between the viewer and the work around the complexities of this subject/object relationship. As a woman and an artist can I create images of the female body that successfully speak to how it feels to be the object of the gaze?

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