A photographic self-portraiture and the performance of lived body experience.
Research Project Summary:
Vick Hodgson’s research questions; is it possible to develop an alternative discourse, using photography, that disrupts the stereotype classifying older women as ugly, repulsive and undesirable? Vicky’s lived body experience focuses on her diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. She is concerned with making my encounter with the disease and medical intervention conspicuous while also considering ways to visually exhibit and represent the hospital experience. Furthermore, Vicky consider’s her own experiences, emotions and sensitivity to the disease with that of other women who have also encountered breast cancer.
Vicky is a photographer and researcher. She obtained a degree in Fine Art Photography, graduating with 1st Class Honours, at the University of Gloucestershire in 2008. Vicky continued to study photography at the University of Westminster, graduating with a MA in Photographic Studies in 2010. She lives and work in Worcestershire.
Vicky has exhibited extensively including Royal West of England Academy Bristol, Hereford Photography Festival, Open West Midlands, Creekside Open and The Wilson Art Gallery Cheltenham.
She has presented at several conferences including Women Ageing and Media Creative Research Methods in Ageing Studies Symposium 2019.