Caroline Douglas

Biography

b. 1984

Caroline Douglas works predominantly with photography. She graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2006. In 2008, Caroline was Re:Create Artist in Residence at Stills Gallery in Edinburgh. This autumn Caroline was artist in residence with the Photography Department at the School of the Art Institute Chicago.

Statement

“Since the late 1970s written representations have been removed from the domain of the pornographic. In 1979 the report of the Williams Committee recommended that the purely written word should be completely exempt from any censorship or legal control related to its supposed obscene character.”

Lynda Nead 2009. ‘III Cultural Distinctions: Displaying the Female Body’ in The Female Nude, Routledge, London (pp. 96-97).

“There remains a difference between reading a book and looking at pictures.”

The Attorney General’s Commission on Pornography – The Messe Commission (Washington DC: US Government, 1986)

A large concentration of my practice is concerned with exploring themes of refuge and prospect, safety and intimacy, public and private and permission and refusal. Essentially my work is an exploration of the relationship between photography and seeing. My recent practice has undertaken a critical engagement in voyeurism and the projection of fantasies.

Contact

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  • Playboy Entertainment for Men, Braille Edition June 1996
  • let's see here – seven written responses to a photograph
  • let's see here – one of seven written responses to a photograph
  • let's see here – one of seven written responses to a photograph
  • Untitled from the series 'Pinups'
  • Untitled from the series 'Pinups'