What is your title?
Madame Yevonde’s Goddess Protraits: Subverting the Surrealist Gaze
What prompted you to choose this subject?
When we visited the National Portrait Gallery in December and the archivist brought out a few of the original prints from the Goddess Series, I knew because of their stunning beauty they would be the topic of my dissertation.
Most inspiring research find so far?
I am really inspired by the depth of care Madame Yevonde took in her creative process. This ultimately resulted in her use of a cutting edge photographic techniques and color printing that created the powerful luminescence of the Goddess Series.
Favourite place to work?
I am not really a library or archive person at heart, so I spend a lot of time working coffee shops and on occasion in my flat.