Book Signing for publisher Kehrer Verlag:
Photographer Jen Davis will sign her book 11 Years on October 3rd, 2014 in the International Center of Photography museum lobby from 6-7:30pm.
From the artist:
"In this body of work, I deal with my insecurities about my body image and the direct correlation between self-perception and the way one is perceived by others. Photography is the medium that I use to tell my story through life, an outlet for revealing my thoughts and opinions about the society in which we live. A society that dictates beauty based on ones physical appearance. In my photographs I aim to raise questions regarding beauty, desire, body image, and identity through a focused observation of my personal story.
I have built a relationship between the camera and myself where I transform the act of taking a photograph into a performance for the camera. Many of my pictures take place in my home, revealing aspects of myself that are private and personal. My work is partially based on personal experiences that I have re-constructed into a photograph, and the other part consists of made up fantasies of what I imagine a physical relationship to be regarding intimacy, love and desire." - Jen Davis
Jen Davis (b. 1978) is a Brooklyn based photographer. For 11 years she has been working on this series of self-portrait’s dealing with issues regarding beauty, identity, and body image. Davis has exhibited widely including at the Indianapolis Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Center for Photography at Woodstock; Light Work Gallery, Syracuse; Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne. Davis’s photographs are in many public and private collections, the Art Institute of Chicago, The Sir Elton John Photography Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and The Library of Congress among others. The series has been featured in publications including Camera Austria, Aperture, Photography Quarterly, New York Times Lens Blog, Huffington Post, The Telegraph, Oprah.com and PDN.
Hardcover, 120 Pages, 55 color illustrations, 10" x 11"
Published by Kehrer Verlag, 2014
Book Signing policy:
There is a limit of 2 copies of each title per customer. Books are sold at first-come first-serve basis and must be purchased through the ICP Store. Online orders will be fulfilled after the signing date to the best of our ability. If we are unable to fulfill your order, we will issue a full refund. For any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212.857.9725
Signed copies available.