@ Collins, Petra



Presentation by Capricious:

"In her highly anticipated book, Discharge, New York-based artist and photographer Petra Collins presents images of self-discovery and femininity that explore the emotional, complex intersection of life online and off. Responding to the ubiquity of social media, Collins offers images of unflinching honesty, exploring the privacies and publicities of growing up as a woman at a moment when female bodies are ubiquitously hyper-mediated by Photoshop and social media. «I’m used to being told by society that I must regulate my body to fit the norm,» Collins writes in her introductory essay on censorship and social media. From there, the book deconstructs that norm through her intimate photographs of friends. Discharge includes a discussion between Collins and Tavi Gevinson, moderated by artist K8 Hardy. In that conversation, Collins says that she is «an onlooker rather than the subject.» Collins challenges the notion of spectatorship in an age in which everyone is looking at everyone."

The photographs used as illustration come from the artist's website.

112 pages - Softcover w/ DJ

Capricious, 2014

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Collins, Petra

Petra Collins is a young Canadian artist, photographer, curator, director and model, based in New York. In the early stages of her career, she was an assistant to Richard Kern and collaborated with Ryan McGinley. As a photgrapher, she works mainly in fashion aside from her personal projects. Is work can be seen as a redifinition by a female artist of the way to look at and photograph female models, the female body, femininity, gender and sexuality. She has published among others the two photobooks "Discharge" (Capricious, 2014) and "Baron Magazine #6" (Baron, 2019). © Portrait taken from the artist's Instagram profile
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