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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Norway
Oslo
Throughout history women has been objectified and mistreated. In the last century things started to change rapidly for the better. This image of being a woman became ever more complex if possible. The focus I’ve had in this project was the female role in the 21st century, my personal dilemma and the...
United Kingdom
Acton
“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 le...
Switzerland
Geneva
The substance brute project focuses on what I call a "Traum-a", a place between the dream (Traum in german) and the trauma. Through unrefined poetry and installations, Stéphanie Barbetta questions genders as the result of social pressure.
United States of America
Pawtucket
As an emphasis was put on making your own protective mask at home during the pandemic, I began sewing fabric breasts into a protective helmet or shield. Once completed, I decided to push the concept further by making a protective body suit. In isolation, I used myself as a model. I began exploring t...
Germany
Waldenbuch
Blue chair figure study, from the series Alex and the blue chair, exploring body form and light in the interplay between a female model (Alex) and a shabby blue chair

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