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How a Female Photography Collective Turned One-Night Stands into Art

The five women of Skin&Blister celebrate feminine perspectives on photography, beginning with their new show exploring the nature of casual sex.

by Zing Tsjeng
Mar 11 2017, 11:51pm

It's not surprising that women stick together, especially in the creative arts. From horror film promoters The Final Girls to the Rawiya Collective of photojournalists, a certain magic happens when female-identified professionals throw their weight behind each other to present a united front. It's an energy that is clearly present with Skin&Blister, a group of five photographers who had met at London College of Communication.

Sophie Davis, Marta Gut, Francesca Oldfield, Dafne Salis, and Laura Solomons graduated with photography degrees in 2012, but life got in the way and each knuckled down to pursue day jobs. Then, as Davis puts it, "We realized we shared the same desire—to make work again."

"We wanted to get our work out there and have fun whilst doing it," she explains. "I initially approached all the women in the group because I knew their work, and I knew they would have that drive to just be like, 'Fuck it, let's do it!'"

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