In Master Rituals II: Weston's Nudes I re-enact Edward Weston’s iconic nude studies as both the photographer and subject. As a woman of color, the insertion of my body into the white modernist canon of mid-century "masters" becomes a way for me to reclaim and re-write male-dominated history while challenging white standards of beauty. My titles include the full names of the women who modeled for Weston. This naming is a way to make visible the ways in which women have been erased from the canonical history of photography, while at the very same time the "anonymous" use of our bodies remains visible. Description: All photographs are shot on 4x5 film and printed as 8x10 Silver Gelatin Prints. This work is in progress.

**This project is curently shortlisted for the 2021 Arles Louis Roederer Discovery Award and will be exhibited at The Recontres D’Arles opening in July 2021**

Weston's Nudes
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TARRAH KRAJNAK Weston's Nudes
TARRAH KRAJNAK Weston's Nudes
TARRAH KRAJNAK Weston's Nudes
TARRAH KRAJNAK Weston's Nudes
TARRAH KRAJNAK Weston's Nudes