The current online exhibition features works by participants from Monterrey, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Mexico City and Tuxtla Gutiérrez in Mexico and London, UK.
Photographer Marysa Dowling worked with artists, teachers and students in Mexico and UK to create photographic portraits to conceal and reveal something about themselves.
These playful portraits are constructed using the body, gesture, space, light and objects that have a cultural or local relevance to the environment. Drawing inspiration from works such as John Stedzaker’s Mask XIV (2006) and Claude Cahun’s Extend My Arms (1931 or 1932), participants collaborated with Dowling to consider formal elements like composition, lighting, colour, shape and texture while taking on the roles of both photographer and subject.
Schools, artists, institutions and learning professionals can submit work to be considered for showing in the online exhibition. The gallery is public and all work is moderated. If you would like us to consider your own learning project for the online exhibition, please email us a selection of up to ten images with captions and a brief summary of the project to firstname.lastname@example.org.