Gwen Datyner

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“50% of women say they always or often feel unsafe walking alone at night. 61% of women regularly take steps to avoid being sexually assaulted (YouGov, Mar 2019)” For women living in any city, travelling home late at night, whether after a late-night shift or night out, can be a daunting task and leave them with feelings of high anxiety. As an artist and photographer, I wanted to create images that explored the fear of the trek home and the issues facing women as they make these journeys. In my work, I aim to create a frisson awakened by the viewer’s contemplation. I enjoy making work about social issues and want to open a dialogue between the work and members of the audience. To initiate this project, I asked women on my Instagram and my family and friends what they do when they are traveling alone at night to help gain a better understanding of the precautions women have to take. I then exaggerated their responses to create these fantasies in my photographs, magnifying feelings of anxiety and concern.  

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Germany
Braunschweig
The Night Beauties are a series of photographs of the flora at the night time. Plants, trees and floral landscapes are the most challenging and my favourite night time subjects. Capturing the low light on the plants and flowers sometimes from the street light, a window or the moon, creates...
Italy
Genova
Panic attack. Analogic photography. Double exposure. Kiev 88. Ilford HP5 400 This photographic series was made during a personal search for the expression of my discomfort. I was never able to put into words what I felt (still feel) with my panic attacks, but one evening, after developing the...
Germany
Berlin
Photography is transformation - the connection between yesterday and today, now and tomorrow. It heals the past and shows the moment in the now. It connects people and nature, connects woman and man, female and male. These are the basic principles of my work and I apply them to every assignment and...
North Macedonia, Republic of
Skopje
Humans are animals - Animals are human. We swam and we crawled, we stood up and hunted, we fought and strived, we grew and developed, we raised thoughts and memories and fantasies, we became knowledgeable and  sophisticated, we became self-sufficient, self-centered and self-obsessed, we became...
United Kingdom
London
'Women of the Market' is a photo-essay that documents the daily lives of the women that run the Vietnamese marketplace. I wanted to highlight the grit, strength and beauty of the women that provide for their families, while simultaneously working full time at the m...

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