"You Are Very Hard to Love."
Photographer Annabel Ferguson showcases a constructed, environmental, female-only, portraiture series, "You Are Very Hard to Love." An existential, apolitical, prosaic opus presenting images that do not rationalise existence, they highlight self-determination and the relationships the sitters have with themselves, the relationship they have with Annabel and Annabel’s relationship to them. The series considers the fragility of the human condition whilst projecting the photographer’s life experiences and emotions onto the piece. The photographs presented adhere to a loose typology and feature twelve women who have performed in a caring role to the photographer. The title comes from an insult that was directed towards the artist, and this series contrasts this phrase with the images of twelve women who have contradicted it.
Martina Barahal • Annabel Ferguson • Miriam Levi • Celine Lundqvist • Euan Robb • Duncan Thompson • Laura Tobin •