ShowOFF @ Photomonth in Cracow – OPEN CALL

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Open call for the 7th edition of the ShowOFF Section at Photomonth in Cracow continues! The contest is dedicated to debuting artists from Poland and CEE region. This year, all submissions will be evaluated by: Michael Ackerman, Marta Kolakowska, Martin Kollar, Anna Nalecka, and Igor Omulecki. 

To submit your project (ready or ongoing, photographic or multimedia), send it along with the completed application form to showoff@photomonth.com by midnight on January 18, 2015.

More info @ photomonth.com/en/show-off

GOOD LUCK!

CHINA DOLLS by Nathalie Daoust @ doc! #27/28

© Nathalie Daoust

© Nathalie Daoust

China Dolls forms a body of work that serves as a perspective on the young women of China, struggling to find their identity in their rapidly changing country. Caught in a transitory state, the women are now uprooting themselves from their former constraints. Up until the Communist Revolution, there was a prominent male domination in Chinese society while women maintained a subservient, dutiful role. Despite Mao Zedong lifting the oppression of women during the tumultuous revolution, women’s liberation in China has remained very much an ideology as Confucian culture and its strict obligatory gender roles remain deeply rooted among the people. In this series of portraits Daoust has sought to pay homage to these women who have long remained in the shadows. The duplicitous elements indicative of her work are evident; strength/weakness, fantasy/reality, beauty/vulgarity, past/future – her subjects wrestle with both notions settling somewhere in-between…

doc! #27/28 (pp. 91-109)

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See previous story by Nathalie DaoustTokyo Hotel Story – published in doc! #6 (pp. 95-111)