I Went to the Ladies and it was Occupied

Jessica Ekström

With a confrontational but humorous approach to photography Jessica Ekström explores the difference between being an observer and the observed one. Female objectification is reflected through a self-portrait to perform a role questioning and playing with the position of power and gaze. The work visualizes an attempt to maneuver control in a male-dominated existence with one’s own body as a tool.

Jessica Ekström (1995, Gothenburg, Sweden) holds a bachelor degree in photography from HDK-Valand, where she is currently studying her final year of the artistic photography master’s programme.