Marcia Elizabeth is a photographer based in South Africa.
“As a xenofeminist, my work attempts to unpack what it means to be a young womxn in South Africa and more largely within a global society. I photograph predominanently womxn as I try to relate the female experience in a world where technology is made for the male consumer unless it’s a washing machine. My work deeply questions Western beauty standards that have become ‘universal’. I criticize the male gaze and try to empower and uplift womxn with my images that are in a sense very idealistic and dreamy. As womxn we have huge dreams, I want those dreams to come true. I subvert the patriarchy with my lens as it is an instrument originated for the male population and was never intended to be taken up professionally by womxn.”