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Wrapped in the media, 2009

by Annabel Kavanagh

Year 10, Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College NSW
digital print
39.5 x 29.5 cm
on display at the National Portrait Gallery

I am passionate about fashion, politics and photojournalism. My dress was created from fashion magazine pages to highlight my passion for fashion. The room in which I am posing was plastered with pages from magazine fashion shoots, symbolising the influence of the media on me and other people my age. I believe that everyone, including myself, adjusts themselves as models do in photo shoots, to fit in with other people. I am wound in film to convey the idea that people are wrapped in the media and judged on their appearance.

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