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  • ©, Michele Turre, Playing Dress Up

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    Playing Dress Up

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    These prints are excerpts from a series entitled “Playing Dress Up” in which I investigate issues of cultural identity as expressed through costume. I begin from photographs I’ve taken of members of my family, including myself. I present us in costume–sometimes in historical or ethnic dress, and often with toys or other attributes. Rather than using montage, or extreme distortion and filtering, these are seamless tableaux that maintain their connection to the photographic lens and the moment of exposure.