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SVA Alumnus Natalie Krick Wins 2017 Aperture Portfolio Prize

From Aperture: “How do we learn, as girls and as women both young and aging, to inhabit our bodies? It can seem to be an exercise in self-deception and accidental and occasionally abject revelation, by turns. The twin poles that we travel between, in this ongoing calibration of physical self and inner self, are the images of others—most especially the others who beam at us from the pages of magazines or movie screens—and our mothers. Natalie Krick’s series Natural Deceptions, made in collaboration with her mother and her sister, explores the temptations and degradations that can be found across this spectrum. The images are colorful, witty, aggressively slick—they would feel equally at home as fashion campaign or celebrity portraiture, save for their bite and personal inflection. ‘My mother, my sister, and I perform for each other, for the camera, and ultimately, for you,’ says Krick. ‘We impersonate each other and ourselves, emulating imagery that has taught us to be beautiful.’ An image like Me posing as Mom posing as Marilyn asks the viewer to see the subject through multiple internal filters—the double masquerade implied by the caption and the iconicity of the known image referenced obliquely…” (For the full story and more photos, click here)

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