Objects of Beauty

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Chris Boot, 2004 - Art - 128 pages
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The photographs of Joy Gregory, both delicate and politically charged, in this mid-career survey. This mid-career survey features 11 series of photographs by Joy Gregory - exquisite objects that explore the representation of black women and 'lost histories' of the post-colonial world. Since the early 1980s, she has used her talent for making objects of beauty to work through themes of race, gender and identity - so that they are both beautiful and about beauty - using a variety of photographic media including photograms, gum bichromates, cyanotypes and video stills. Each series of photographs is contextualized by Gregory's commentary.

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About the author (2004)

Joy Gregory was born in Bicester, England in 1959. Gregory attended the Buckinghamshire College of Higher Education, Manchester Polytechnic where she received a BA in Communication Art & Design in 1984, and the Royal College of Art where she earned a Masters in Photography in 1986. Her work has been widely exhibited worldwide, including at the Johannesburg and Havana Biennales, the National Gallery of South Africa, Cape Town and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Joy Gregory currently lives and teaches in South London.

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