Selina Roman
I investigate the ideas of perception, power, protection and femininity in my photo-based work. Using fashion as an entry point, I challenge the viewer to contemplate the question that there is power in anonymity and that an unreturned gaze is just as powerful, if not more so, than the one that is exchanged. I cover my subjects in garments such as burqas or swimming caps. I hide faces thereby denying viewers access, shifting the dynamic of the gaze and questioning who is being watched. In the age of Facebook, reality television and surveillance, where our identities have morphed into commodities, I explore the need to be seen and unseen.

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