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Photographer and Video Artist Gillian Wearing Takes a Self-Portrait While Wearing a Mask of Her Own Face

Gillian Wearing shot to fame in the 1990s for a series of portraits of strangers, each holding a sign with their innermost thoughts written on it. Here, she wears an envy mask: a mask of her own face.

by Gillian Wearing
Aug 30 2016, 12:00am

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Acclaimed photographer and video artist Gillian Wearing shot to fame in the 1990s for a series of portraits of strangers, each holding a sign with their innermost thoughts written on it. Since then, she has continued to work in photo and video portraiture with a particular focus on teasing out repressed experiences or personalities, often making use of masks.