‘The value of true representation in photography is more complex than simply just shooting a photograph.’
Over the past year Kirsty Smith has been questioning this form of objectivity. Her work engages with a long tradition of portrait photography revealing a side of women, whose presence in war is shaping a new era for the future of females in the forces.
Focusing her attention on UK soil and in particular Cornwall, she has been challenging the perceived impression of these women, critically exploring the portrait and figure insitu. Working alongside the Royal Navy Kirsty has been documenting female individuals who fall below the radar of public interest, reflecting on the social context in which they work.
“The function of my photography, to me at least, is to stir the viewer and promote healthy discussion.”