Margaret Nolan.
Photomontages.

INTRODUCTION.

I had many portraits taken of me during my acting career and found myself wondering what to do with them all. I began cutting and pasting those I had several copies of into these photomontages . To me they more accurately reflect an image of the 60's and 70's than the originals in their context.


I found the quote below summed up my feelings about them.

"To be born a woman has been to be born, within an allotted and confined space, into the keeping of men...this has been at the cost of a woman's self being split into two...she must continuously watch herself..and so she comes to consider the surveyor and the surveyed within her as the two constituent yet always distinct elements of her identity as a woman. Men look at women, women watch themselves being looked at...her own sense of being in herself is supplanted by a sense of being appreciated as herself by another...thus she turns herself into an object - and most particularly an object of vision; a 'sight'. "

John Berger "Ways of Seeing" 1972

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