Title

Tell Me About Yourself [Photography]

Presenting Author Name/s

Charlessly Rountree

Faculty Advisor

Greta Pratt

Presentation Type

Artwork

Disciplines

Art and Design | Photography

Description/Abstract

Artist Statement

Tell Me About Yourself

I created this series to start the conversation about how we view our personal identity. It all started with my professor asking me how I view my own identity. I couldn’t give a definite answer, so it got me thinking. Do other people know their own identity? The series not only affects the subjects who were questioned on their identity but also causes the viewer to question the idea of identity as well. For my process I gave my subjects a canvas and marker and asked them how they identify themselves using a word or picture. Many were confident, but others felt overwhelmed because they never thought about their own identity. The artist who inspired this series were Gillian Wearing, Diane Arbus, and Rineke Dijkstra. Every interaction with the people in this series has been interesting and has shown that identity can be just as complex as the people themselves.

Session Title

Art Exhibit

Location

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Art Gallery

Start Date

2-2-2019 8:00 AM

End Date

2-2-2019 12:30 PM

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Tell Me About Yourself [Photography]

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Art Gallery

Artist Statement

Tell Me About Yourself

I created this series to start the conversation about how we view our personal identity. It all started with my professor asking me how I view my own identity. I couldn’t give a definite answer, so it got me thinking. Do other people know their own identity? The series not only affects the subjects who were questioned on their identity but also causes the viewer to question the idea of identity as well. For my process I gave my subjects a canvas and marker and asked them how they identify themselves using a word or picture. Many were confident, but others felt overwhelmed because they never thought about their own identity. The artist who inspired this series were Gillian Wearing, Diane Arbus, and Rineke Dijkstra. Every interaction with the people in this series has been interesting and has shown that identity can be just as complex as the people themselves.