The term gaze is frequently used in photography theory, applied by those seeking to explore the spectatorial nature of the image and the image-making process. Laura Mulvey’s theory of the male gaze in cinema is often referred to in photographic literature. Mulvey suggests that women are “bound” by and within the deeply embedded male-ness of culture; Continue reading “A photographer’s gaze”
A trained painter, Emi Anrakuji suffered a serious illness and learned photography whilst confined to her bed. Her eyesight was limited by the development of a tumour in her brain, and the photography she produces often has a dreamlike blur, depicting her own body, often exposed, partially revealed.
Following her illness, she placed herself in various locations, exploring her emotions during, and following, recovery. Continue reading “Emi Anrakuji: Dancing with the light”