As a fashion and portrait photographer and a queer, non-binary person born into a female body, I am interested in the creation and mediation of the body and the resulting generation of identity in an increasingly media-controlled world. In lieu of an official internship, I am spending 10 weeks conducting research in Paris, interviewing and photographing participants (models, makeup artists, stylists, designers, agency/industry professionals, photographers) across my target industry sectors, and collaborating with other artists.
For my SIP, I will combine three of my disciplines—French, gender studies, and photography—to focus on the creation of the body, the origin of marginality discourses, and the naturalization of body-based discriminations, oppressions, and exclusions in the French media, fashion, and entertainment industries.
Rush, Jess M., "Constructing Marginalized Bodies in French Fashion & Media: Photojournalistic Research" (2022). Internship Reflection Papers. 2347.
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