This photographic series reconstructs violent or aggressive events in history that have been photographically documented and become iconic images. The original images are all male-centric, that is there are only men present and at the focus of the violence or aggression. In my reconstructions the characters are all women.
The series aims to rework our memory of these iconic images and ‘disrupt’ our ideas of violence and male/female stereotyping in society.
The referenced images are:
Robert Capa’s Fallen Soldier / The attempted assassination of President Reagan, 1981 / Lee Harvey Oswald shooting, 1963 / The attempted assassination of Pope John Pauls, 1981 / PLO terrorist at Munich Olympics, 1972.