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Jen Davis

Untitled No. 32, 2010

Archival pigment ink
14 1/2 × 18 1/16 in
36.8 × 45.9 cm
Edition of 25 + 4AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
Under $1,000
Location
New York
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Self-Portraits
Jen Davis
American, b. 1978
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In her decade-spanning series of poignant self-portraits, photographer Jen Davis has dealt with societal standards of body image by exploiting her own insecurities. In portraits of her daily life at home, Davis captures herself—a self-proclaimed obese female in her twenties—through reconstructions of her experiences. Although made in self-exploration, Davis believes her obstacles with self-image speak to women throughout America who have been conditioned to believe they must be thin in order to be attractive or desired. In other work, Davis has enlisted men as subjects in order to explore relationships, specifically different modes of physical and psychological connection with the camera. In this series, she photographs men she would not ordinarily be brave enough to approach, and yet with camera in hand (a tool of seduction) she feels temporarily desired and empowered.

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About the work
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Series
Self-Portraits
Jen Davis
American, b. 1978
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In her decade-spanning series of poignant self-portraits, photographer Jen Davis has dealt with societal standards of body image by exploiting her own insecurities. In portraits of her daily life at home, Davis captures herself—a self-proclaimed obese female in her twenties—through reconstructions of her experiences. Although made in self-exploration, Davis believes her obstacles with self-image speak to women throughout America who have been conditioned to believe they must be thin in order to be attractive or desired. In other work, Davis has enlisted men as subjects in order to explore relationships, specifically different modes of physical and psychological connection with the camera. In this series, she photographs men she would not ordinarily be brave enough to approach, and yet with camera in hand (a tool of seduction) she feels temporarily desired and empowered.

Jen Davis

Untitled No. 32, 2010

Archival pigment ink
14 1/2 × 18 1/16 in
36.8 × 45.9 cm
Edition of 25 + 4AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
Under $1,000
Location
New York
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