Tyler Payne (AU)

Image: Tyler Payne, [KIMSPO] (moving collage installation), 2019. 

Image: Tyler Payne, KIMSPO (moving collage installation), 2019. 

Tyler Payne’s work focuses on the genre of self-portraiture in photography and video to investigate the relationship of women’s embodiment to the lens used in gendered advertising.  Her practice concentrates on a study of the recent popularization of a range of female cosmetic rituals. Payne analyses, re-enacts and documents how these rituals of bodily transformation have reconfigured the social construction of female gender. Using a combination of video, still photography and electro-bricolage, she highlights the oppressive nature of the platform and the damages inherent in popular feeds like #fitspiration and #thinspiration to re-assemble a critique that explores the un-realistic level of correction needed to present an acceptable portrait of oneself. Tyler is a current Ph.D. candidate at RMIT.

PHOTO 2021 Events

Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March