Me and Virginia's doll (Me and Carol), 1997-04
light jet print from Polaroid
100 x 80 cm
Edition of 15 + 1 AP

Destiny Deacon began her professional career in photography in her late thirties as a way to express herself and her political beliefs. A self-taught artist, Deacon is primarily known for her photographs and videos where she subverts familiar icons with humour and wit. Often when Deacon photographs people she poses them like paintings. In this image, Deacon presents herself as Frida Kahlo, staging the image as an homage to Kahlo's 1937 painting Me and my doll

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