Some of the best photographic work comes from people who explore issues close to their heart. When photographers choose to explore a theme that they identify with, the results come with such sincerity. Kyra Kennedy’s work explores the theme of identity within women and in particular, their public persona.
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Kyra is particularly interested in how the media influences us in our own creation of our perfect self and how then we portray that in public. To most people, the sight of a camera will instantly prompt them to perk up and portray their best side, even if they're against their photo being taken. We live in a world where millions of images are shared on a daily basis and it is as if it is in engrained in the collective consciousness of our society.
"I am really interested in how women, including myself, rely on media and peers to invent a perfect vision of themselves"
Working with her family, her mother a prima ballerina and her sister a pageant girl Kyra has beautifully executed her series and articulated her theme perfectly. A recent BFA graduate of MassArt, this particular project has led her to branch out and work with more of girls that are involved with the pageant circuit.
If you want to see more of her work, you can find it here.