© Jannica Honey
Artist Talk and Discussion
Sunday 30th June
15:15 to 16:15
Admission is free, but places are limited, so registration via Eventbrite is essential.
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In 2016 I felt compelled to reaffirm my own ‘feminine voice’ in the face of all the personal challenges and male-dominated political events – in particular the US elections. By basing my shooting schedule on moon cycles – an intrinsic feminine rhythm – I managed to channel the earth’s natural rhythms into the work, and explored my own reconnection to womanhood and femininity.
When The Blackbird Sings were exhibited at Arusha Gallery and received nationwide press-coverage in the United Kingdom.
Shooting at twilight allowed me to challenge the limitations of my chosen medium, in part for the time constraint (twilight only lasts 15-20 minutes), but also for the particular blue hue the light takes on during that time. When the Blackbird Sings also delved into the significance and symbolism of dusk and explored the ethereal quality of twilight; an in-between moment which doesn’t belong to either day or night. What I didn’t realize was that these very descriptive and raw photographs would be in the spotlight for community guidelines and censorship on social media.
Images of a stretch-marked stomach and ageing female bodies were removed, like the plain idea that a body simply lived in, was the most dangerous thing ever.
Swedish-born Jannica Honey moved to Edinburgh to study photography after completing a BA in Humanities (anthropology & criminology) at Stockholm University 1998. Honey is an award-winning photographer who, alongside extensive experience photographing high profile musicians, politicians and contributing to prominent publications & creates thought-provoking, eloquent photo essays ex: Mohawks in Kahnawake, lap-dancers in Edinburgh and amphetamine users in Stockholm.