Bloody Blood Oranges
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BLOODY BLOOD ORANGES is a photograph from Margaret Murphy’s series “I Could Look at You All Day", made in 2020. The project consists of self-portraits and still lives made in Murphy’s home. The pictures visualize her interest in self-perception, consider the male gaze and play amongst social media’s influence on contemporary photography.
John Berger writes in WAYS OF SEEING, that a woman must simultaneously be both "the surveyor" and “the surveyed” because how she appears to those outside herself is critical to her success in life. Murphy’s photographs ask how this concept—and internalized misogyny—shapes the way we understand ourselves in the world. The companionship of still lives and portraiture in the project invites the viewer to survey moments of intimacy, reflection, disgust, celebration, and ambivalence within the world of Murphy's creation: a woman in flux between the standards set before her and the standards that she inherently feels exist within her.
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