Lauren Tossell (she/her) is a fine art portrait photographer whose work utilises activist methodologies to bring attention to important topics such as feminism and homophobia. ‘DeClowning’ sees Lauren engage in role play, symbolising the clown who ‘feels a fool’ Examining her own experience of allowing herself to be sexualised in the past and changing herself to fit in with what she thought would make her more desirable to the male gaze. Now being a gay adult, she reflects back on her early teen years and how this has effected her in the past. It is hard to unlearn the teachings of the patriarchy.
Hayley Bennett • Harry McCallum • Kirsty Sewell • Irina Silva • Gabriella Sorgente • Debora Terreiros • Lauren Tossell •