Published: December 8, 2018 1 0 251
By: MacKenzie Hutchins, Columbia College Chicago
Category: Photography
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Draped is a series of constructed portraits exploring the way identity is shaped by social constructs. It is a reflection of my own journey while telling the stories of other women and men. The draping of common materials and items over each individual are metaphors for the attacks women and men face on their identity; a reflection of standards we have been forced to wear, choose to wear, or unconsciously wear, and the devastating reality of bondage we are under. Draped visualizes the absurdity of ‘wearing’ such things.


Dirk Matthews