The Gaze Series
    "...Influenced in part by E.J. Bellocq's (1873-1949)  photographs of prostitutes in New Orleans' Storyville, the Hamilton's images are shot from a low camera angle in order to give the model an empowered position -- looking down on the viewer.  This is a position counter to the perspective that male artists have used for centuries.  Further the use of masks surrounding a model's eyes does not allow the viewer to possess her identity; nor is the model afraid to stare directly back at the camera lens.  Here the Hamilton's have fashioned a new female image cloaked in historical and cultural perspectives...."
- Excerpt from exhibition brochure by  Tom Stanley, Director Winthrop University Galleries   (four images from series of eight)
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