To celebrate the launch of Photographs 1997–2017, the Belfast-born photographer will present an illustrated talk about the evolution of her artistic practice and interest in the female gaze.
The talk with be followed by an in-conversation with curator Sarah Allen, a Q&A and a book signing.
Since the mid 1990s when Starkey was a student at the Royal College of Art, she has dedicated her work to women and the ways in which the medium of photography has shaped what it means to be female. Her new book published by MACK charts two decades of her influential image-making, from her early staged photographs made in Belfast to her documentation of the Women’s March in London in 2017. During this time, Starkey has largely used the perspective of the flâneuse, a counterpoint to the artistic tradition of the male flâneur, to communicate moments of reflection, alienation and social interaction in the everyday lives of women of all generations.
Photographs 1997–2017 includes a biographical essay by the curator and writer Charlotte Cotton, and a candid conversation between the Starkey and the writer and editor Liz Jobey.
Hannah Starkey (born 1971) is a British photographer who specializes in staged settings of women in city environments.
Sarah Allen is Assistant Curator, International Art at Tate Modern where she works on exhibitions, displays and acquisitions.