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masculine/feminine, 2010

by Bridget Mac NYSPP 2010 winner

digital print

Everybody has a masculine and feminine side to their face. Through the digital manipulation of two photographs I have halved my face and found my masculine and feminine side. Each is symmetrical; though standing back you might believe that these are two different people. I'm asking 'What are the characteristics that make a woman look like a woman and a man look like a man'. I also want to address and confuse issues such as gender identity and the roles we play because of the way we look.

NYSPP 2010

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