Paige Megan  Hawley

Paige Megan Hawley

Photographer, CuratorWesterham, United Kingdom
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Paige Megan  Hawley

Paige Megan Hawley

Photographer, CuratorWesterham, United Kingdom
About me
Paige is a photographer and curator based in London. Paige's work reflects upon the theme of feminism and the campaign of women rights. “ Photography is a way of feeling and expressing. Capture the emotion, develop from the negatives, stop the process, move forward by fixing the situation with a piece of art” - Paige Megan Hawley
Projects
  • The Aftermath
    The AftermathA narrative of a tragic event which happened to Paige. "The Aftermath" is a way of communicating a message to viewers that have gone through similar events of sexual violence to go forward .
  • STOP
    STOPStop, is an action or process coming to an end, concluding my project from the Aftermath and confronting the viewer appose to hiding away and being victimised. I have also gone back to the scene of the crime, taking photographs inspired by Francesca Woodman and an exhibition which I had visited at the Photographers Gallery "The Burden of Proof" where I took into consideration the composition of a crime scene and taken this into consideration within my style and the contemporary. The title of my project, in similarity to my previous project is again making the viewer think about the connection between my photography and also the title. Using a range of digital and 35mm cameras, this has been a process of moving forward. Now this event has come to a termination so has the process.
  • YOU SHOULD TAKE A PICTURE, IT LASTS LONGER
    YOU SHOULD TAKE A PICTURE, IT LASTS LONGERTake A Picture, It Lasts Longer reveals concept in relation to the objectification of women. This has come from my own personal background, influenced by the Male Gaze in todays society. It was when I saw the work of Sarah Lucas at the Tate that inspired me to create a contemporary piece using furniture as a substitute for the human body. Furniture such as mattresses, sofas and chairs act as plinths for ‘bodies’ placed in a surreal environment. Lucas's figures are headless, the only face is the artist herself , omnipresent through a sequence of self portraits. The work of Francesca Woodman has always been a massive inspiration to me, using medium format to capture these images. Her perfectly window framed images gave me the potential to re create something similar but in this present-time. The idea of the window and the gaze I had In my head from the very beginning, I wanted the viewer to be shocked and feel as if they are the male gazing in through the window at the woman, but at something more shocking than expected.
Work history
    Brand Specialist
    Full Time
    Nasty Women Exhibition: London logo
    Nasty Women Exhibition: London logo
    CuratorNasty Women Exhibition: London
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    184 Nasty Women artists m/f from 27 countries, 240 artworks from € 1 – € 200. During the exhibition and auction €16.000 ($17,000) was raised. This is the London sister of Nasty Women NYC, a group exhibition that serves to demonstrate solidarity among artists who identify with being a Nasty Woman in the face of threats to roll back women’s rights, individual rights, and abortion rights. London Nasty Women will be supporting Rape Crisis and Women For Women charities. Nasty Women NYC was started by Roxanne Jackson and Jessamyn Fiore with a Facebook post that read: Hello female artists/curators! Lets organize a NASTY WOMEN group show!!! Who’s interested??? After holding a variety of exhibitions is when Paige found she enjoyed curating. After viewing the Nasty Women Exhibition works held all over the world, this is when Paige decided on Nasty Women London and to make it a success for artists and also raising awareness for Rape Crisis England and Women For Women.
Skills
  • Advertising
  • Visual Arts
  • Exhibition
  • Design
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Film Photography and Processing
  • Curation
  • Event Organisation
Education
    BA (Hons) Photography
     - London, United Kingdom
    I graduated from the University Of Greenwich with a 1st division degree in BA Photography.