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Objects of Beauty by Joy Gregory
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The photographs of Joy Gregory, both delicate and politically charged, in this mid-career survey. This mid-career survey features 11 series of photographs by Joy Gregory - exquisite objects that explore the representation of black women and 'lost histories' of the post-colonial world. Since the early 1980s, she has used her talent for making objects of beauty to work through themes of race, gender and identity - so that they are both beautiful and about beauty - using a variety of photographic media including photograms, gum bichromates, cyanotypes and video stills. Each series of photographs is contextualized by Gregory's commentary.

Table of Contents

Language of Flowers; Autoportrait; The Honeymoon Project; Objects of Beauty; The Blonde; Lost Histories; Memory & Skin; Cinderella Tours Europe; The Handbag Project; Amberley Queens; Girl Thing; Dialogue

Author Biography

Joy Gregory is an artist, photographer and educator who lives and works in South London. Her work has been widely exhibited worldwide, including at the Johannesburg and Havana Biennales, the National Gallery of South Africa, Cape Town and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
Release date NZ
April 1st, 2004
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
167photos (colour ) illustrations
Chris Boot
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