Hand, 2016, inkjet print
2016 – 2022
“What does transparency keep obscure?”
-Judith Butler, in the 1999 preface to “Gender Trouble” (1990)
This project examines straight photography and its privileged position as a presumably normative and transparent medium. The work imagines what could happen when a seemingly matter-of-fact methodology of image-making attempts to represent subjects that evade being regarded in straight-forward terms. After all, what might a queer straight photograph look like?