I explored female identity by combining historical facts, images, personal experience and a bit of fantasy to create a new narrative. I begin by appropriating and scanning 19th century tintypes which I manipulate creating a digital collage. I name each woman so that she has a personal identity. The impact of the industrial revolution along with Darwin’s study in biological determination caused a gender gap between men and women during the 19th century. It was understood that men and women had completely different natures. Darwin assigned traits to both men and women and these traits determined how each should function...
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