We are delighted to present Second Self which brings together the work of two
emerging photographers, Juno Calypso and Carolina Mizrahi.
Both artists confront the viewer with challenging imagery of what it means to be
feminine in today’s world. Beauty standards, media, and the notion of the ideal are
questioned by these artists’ absurd representation of self through their portrayal of the
Second Self is an exhibition which not only presents a dialogue of modern day
femininity in an exciting and dynamic way, but it represents the narrative in the most
vibrant, colourful and mesmerising of ways.
About the Artists:
Juno Calypso created the fictional character ‘Joyce’ in 2011 whilst studying for her BA in
Photography at London College of Communication. ‘Joyce’ became the name of the
series of self portraits which she staged in rented bedrooms or hotels, posing as this
alter ego, she was able to reenact the private underlife of a woman consumed by the
laboured construct of femininity, and carried out to the point of ritualised absurdity.
Second Self includes eight works from her latest series ‘The Honeymoon Suite’ - a
continuation of the ‘Joyce’ series and which she created in 2015.
“In the Spring of 2015, I spent a week alone at a couples only honeymoon resort in
Pennsylvania USA. With a suitcase concealing wigs and wedding lingerie, I posed as a
travel writer and was granted keys to every single suite in the resort, which I used as
stages for new self-portraits. In each room we find Joyce in solitary moments of
preparation and anticipation. Seduction has begun in secrecy. A green clay body-mask
beauty routine becomes a science-fiction metamorphosis. Joyce appears alone,
absorbed and exhausted in her own reflection.” Juno Calypso, 2015
Juno Calypso has been shortlisted for several prestigious awards since graduating
including D&AD Next Photographer Award, and the Sky Academy Arts Scholarship in
- Last year saw her work winning the BJP International Photography Award as well
as the Caitlin Art Prize and Juno has exhibited extensively in London and New York, as
well as exhibiting in Switzerland, Mexico, Miami and South Korea.
Brazilian born and London based Carolina Mizrahi is a graduate of London College of
Fashion. Her ‘Avatars’ series uses her signature intense colour-blocking of pinks to
highlight and challenge the representation of women in the media and advertising.
“I was particularly interested in creating a really imposing colour scheme which would
induce viewers to question the artwork. We don’t really realise how many things are
socially imposed to us on an hourly basis. Why pink is a colour associated with the female
Since graduating, Carolina has exhibited in group shows in London and Stockholm as
well as having a solo exhibition at Bay Gallery Home. Her work has been featured in
several publications and articles including Aesthetica Magazine, Fahrenheit, Another
Magazine, After Nyne and Trendland.