Vicky Hodgson

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The photographic self-portrait and the ageing female body

A phenomenological study in raising ageing consciousness.

Research Project Summary:
The central focus of Vicky’s research is her own ageing female body. A phenomenological philosophical framework is the basis for establishing how her¬†ageing female body experiences the world around her in relation to age ideology, ontology and the politics of ageing. The photographic self-portrait is the vehicle for presenting the performance of Vicky’s lived body and the aim of these self-portraits is to contribute to raising age consciousness in Western contemporary society.

Vicky is a photographer and researcher. She obtained a First Class (Hons) degree in Fine Art Photography in 2008 at the University of Gloucestershire and in 2010 graduated from the University of Westminster with a MA in Photographic Practice. Vicky lives and works in the West Midlands.

Vicky have exhibited widely including: The Wilson Art Gallery, Cheltenham, Brighton Photo Fringe, Hereford Photography Festival, Bath Fringe Arts, Open West Midlands, Birmingham, Creekside Open and Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.  Furthermore, she is involved with Women, Ageing and Media, a research group based at the University of Gloucestershire. Vicky have presented at two Women, Ageing and Media conferences and my papers Still Working and Stereotypical Representations of Women and Ageing: A review of literature and photographic practice have been published in issues 1 and 4 of the Post Graduate Journal of Women, Ageing and Media.


Anna Fox