A career started in the beauty industry gave Ann Massal the feeling that Plato’s take on beauty as truth was long dead. She subsequently decided to study photography to try to express her very own view. With similarities to the crazy world of Alice in Wonderland, Ann’s pictures are never expected. Using a vast array of techniques dripping, bleaching, cutting, rotting – she distorts images to offer us her outlook on beauty: ambiguous, sinful and always colorful.
Massal’s work has been exhibited throughout Korea in 2016 and was nominated in 2017 by JH Engström for Photopaper, a monographic issue of her work. She was also a finalist at the Helsinki 2018 Photo Festival. Her first book, The Eye of the Cyclops, was shortlisted for the Istanbul 2017 Dummy Award, the Kassel 2018 Dummy Award and will be published in April 2019 by Kehrer Verlag.
The Eye of the Cyclops
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