Constructs of Childhood
Libby Nightingale is a fine art photographer, drawn to themes of childhood and family. She delights in catching a spark of a child's emerging personality; a magical glimpse of what they could become. She also seeks to explore what childhood means today. These images form part of a body of work that challenges both contemporary and historical constructs of childhood, and the way children, particularly girls, are portrayed in art. Libby explores concepts that serve to exoticise the domestic by placing the symbolic child in a real, but unconventional reality. She uses infrared techniques to show the world we live in, the same yet different, through a child's eyes.
Keeley Bentley • James Burns • Katrina H Burton • Gabriella Csutor • Annabella Esposito • Jessica Findlow • James Hess • Paulina Klonowska • Melissa Langley • Kirsty McEvoy • Dan Nichols • Libby Nightingale • Charlotte Richards • Zev Rogan • Beanie Steadman •