Join the Polette 2021 Art Auction, celebrating female sexuality, until December 3rd.

Marcia Elizabeth

@marcia_joy_elizabeth

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.

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