Contemporary Visual Arts

Overview

An award-winning art project of 15 images to highlight and change opinions towards historical and current tendencies toward victim-blaming, especially in cases of sexual and gender-based violence.

This project has been developed alongside and supported by the charity STARS (www.starsdorset.org) and the faculty of psychology and law at Bournemouth University (BU), as part of my MA Commercial Photography research, being completed at Arts University Bournemouth (AUB).

Each 'mug shot' image represents a different decade, It has been shot accordingly, using heritage methods, from wet plate collodian, 5 x 4 film, to more modern photographic techniques. Each image contains a 'crime' such as 'wore red' or 'swiped right', which we invite viewers to question.