Laura Bennett, Dames of Anatomy – Portfolio Competition Winner

Exhibition Dates: April 4 – 28, 2018

This project addresses the complexities of the female condition and challenges cultural norms. Old glass negatives of anonymous women are scanned and combined with antique medical slides, ephemera and my own selected images. They are peppered with satire, but there is an underlying presence of struggle and submission. My life experience as a woman is a far cry from any fairytale I knew as a child. I tell my daughters, ‘you are your own prince charming, so saddle up and find yourself.’