The Public Profile Project is an examination of online female identities through found media on Facebook, Tumblr and Youtube. Though each piece could stand alone, Public Profile is united as a whole through issues of voyeurism, exploitation and feminism. Whether originally created out of a need for attention or simply a mimicry of others, these women's content en mass produces a culture that sexualizes and objectifies.
The staggering number of social media images is nearly impossible to regard contextually, the banal often overwhelming the significant. However, observed differently, these sites can also be seen as a billion-man poll of contemporary society. In the context of Public Profile, the conclusions are simultaneously uncomfortable and inconclusive regarding our identity in this online world.
News / Features:
Pretty / Ugly shown at Slideluck NYC XVIII at Photoville. Judged by Matthew Leifheit of Vice and Gideon Jacobs of Magnum Photos.
OOTD: Boobs shown at the NY Photo Festival's GIF Box in Photoville
OOTD: Boobs featured in Oranbeg NET 07
Interview with the Aperture Foundation
The Public Profile of an American Girl now shown as part of the Aperture Summer Open
The Public Profile of an American Girl on Cool Hunting
Interview with L'Oeil de Links, France
Pretty / Ugly shown at Slideluck Stockholm III