Beauty, Age & Women

AH

 

Fine Art Photographer Rebecca L Webb is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography.  From her project ‘Disobey the Convention.  To see Rebecca’s projects click on any image.

 

Holly Before Moving Across the Pond.

Holly Before Moving Across the Pond

 

Ikoi

Ikoi

 

Z in her Studio

Z in her Studio

 

Felicia’s Family

Felicia’s Family

 

A man doesn’t need to tamper with his face. A woman’s face is the canvas on which she paints a revised portrait of herself. — Susan Sontag

 

Holly and Ricki

Holly and Ricki

 

This series is a visual recording of the tension between the “iron determinant of age”* and the individual character of each subject, focusing on women almost 40 and older. Set in intimate environments, this work is a mirror I hold up to my own aging process. It is also a response to the veneration of youth in photography as an instantaneous marker of an appealing image. In this body of work, I create portraits that captures youth in the guise of senescence.

 

Carol

Carol

 

Sometimes the images I make of my subjects are at odds with how they see themselves, and those portraits most often do not end up getting posted on Facebook.

 

Fee

Fee

 

Set in a society where youth and beauty are paramount, through these pictures I examine the society that we belong to — our value structure of beauty and aging. This work is ultimately about the viewer, as much as it is about the subject.

 

S for Strong

S for Strong

 

* Photographer Anne Noggle: “The image I see is of youth betrayed by age, of spirit strong but fragile with time. I want to show who the people in my pictures are, and how damned difficult it is as each of us in our time becomes them.” 

 

Patricia (Healing).

Patricia (Healing)

 

Barbara in her Dance Studio.

Barbara in her Dance Studio

 

A Friend’s Mother as a Young Girl.

A Friend’s Mother as a Young Girl

 

Doubting M

Doubting M

 

T at AH’s Home.

T at AH’s Home

 

See also:

Venus Wears A Bandaid

By Rebecca L Webb

 


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