PhotographerSvetlana Jovanovic
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryThe Hague, Netherlands
Photo Date2012
Entry Description

Through a personal interpretation of serotypes, Svetlana Jovanovic ‘s photographic work studies idealized female portraits, questioning existing clichés and taboos in a high-fashion-like photographic style. Organized around the issues of portraiture, portrayal, gender, eroticism, theatricality, seriality, identity and isolation,her work references a range of sources.Through her practice of creating images that are at the same time aesthetically pleasing and discomforting, Svetlana Jovanovic explores the ambiguities in the visual legacy of femininity.

About Photographer

Svetlana Jovanovic was born in Belgrade, Serbia, in 1970, and holds an MA degree in psychology. She lives and works in The Hague, the Netherlands, where she also studied Photography at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK)