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Sleeping Beauty.  Photographs by Lydia Panas.
 
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Sleeping Beauty.

Photographs by Lydia Panas.
Mw Editions, New York City, USA, 2021. In English. 112 pp., 65 illustrations, 10x12".

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Portraits of women and girls intertwined with the photographer’s gaze, in a rare subversion of photography’s power relations.

This volume presents award-winning Pennsylvania-based photographer Lydia Panas’ (born 1958) much-praised series of mesmerizing color portraits of reclining women and girls. In an interesting reversal of roles, the artist's and models' gazes are intertwined, incorporating the viewer as participant in an often uncomfortable connection. Critics and curators have praised the work for Panas’ artistic and technical mastery, and all have noted and examined the powerfully affecting gaze of her subjects. Panas notes: “While my subjects do in actuality turn their gaze towards me, it’s as if at times I turn the camera onto myself, both in the present and back in time.” In Sleeping Beauty, her subjects lie down, a metaphor for the position girls and women have been placed in historically. But they look out with self-awareness, in a way that implies a lack of complicity.


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