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Process diary

Emma Sailah

Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy College

Artwork title
Mirror - mirror
HSC year
2005
ARTEXPRESS year
2006
Expressive form
Photography
Artist’s statement

The mirror is a familiar space where the true self is secretly reflected. My work explores feelings of self-worth in our image-obsessed society, and looks at how individuals see themselves in the mirror. These photographs allow the audience entry into this private world. I photographed the girls through a one-way mirror while music was played to provoke a range of emotions. As the girls looked at themselves, my unseen camera captured unguarded moments of self-reflection.