(SOLD): USDIN, Elene. Stories.

(Paris): Contrejour, 2013.  First edition.  Quarto.  95 pages.  Introductory (French) text by Isabelle Blondie.  Featuring her naked self in her carefully staged shots, Usdin takes the notion of “woman as object” and transforms it into a farcical representation. Many of her self-portraits can perhaps best be described as the ‘mockification of objectification’, a piss-take of the tiresome consumerisation of the female body.  “I’m trying to express a different representation of the female form,” she says. “The stereotypes are very strong, and they’re always the same, so I try to present them in a funny way – as something surreal.  A very good copy in photo-illustrated boards.


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