I enjoy experimentation with photography as a medium that affords considerable fluidity in the expression of thought and concept. Motivated by a desire to explore racial, cultural, female and social experience and identity, my work often stems from a place of frustration and contemplation of my own mind-sets in relation to these issues. Oburoni Ashaki is a personal exploration of western beauty ideals, objectification and the black and multiracial woman. Unattainable beauty ideals are a popular topic, but less often discussed is the exclusion of women of colour. Interestingly, when black female beauty is acknowledged, it is often objectified or fetishised, thus I also wished to discuss the very specific objectification and hypocrisy sometimes present in the interracial dating dynamic.
Megan Banks-Jenkins • Hannah Biddle • Lorna Brown • Kayley Herbert • Jade Houghton • Zoe Lewis • Sophie Miller • Garrick Morley • Emily Nicholls • Jordan Standley • Saffron Toms • Toni Ward • Danielle Watton • Ben Winder • Naomi Youd •