(In)visibility confronts how women in our society are objectified by media culture. This series captures moments where staged models elicit authentic reactions from people surrounding them. From Venice Beach to the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, the women in these photos are boxed in and hyper-viewed by peering eyes and the camera’s lens. The ubiquity of leering cameras in our current media often results in women feeling powerless and invisible. This series amplifies the interactions between the models and those observing them, between the models and the cameras, and between you, the viewer, and these photographs.  

For my final presentation, I printed four life-sized images and displayed them on the wall outside of the art gallery.  My choice to present my work outside of a gallery space is intended to dramatize the way women often relinquish control when they are presented in the media. When you walk into an art gallery, you consent to view something; but when art is unexpectedly pushed into your face in a public space, you start to experience a similar loss of consent.  

The act of viewing art can sometimes make an audience feel invisible, and therefore immune, to societal responsibility. This project is designed to confront and to encourage discomfort and discussion. By interacting with these images displayed publicly on a large scale, you participate in visibility. As you continue to see how women are portrayed throughout the media, what can you make visible?  I invite you (in).    

(In)visibility was shot using a Leica D-Lux 7 with a flash.