The theme of identity is predominant in the work of Stacey Tyrell. This Canadian artist of Scottish and Caribbean origins confronts prejudice and photographs herself in order to condemn racial ideology. Taking inspiration from her family’s heritage, Tyrell uses makeup and costumes to transform herself into a white woman and throw the viewer off balance.
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