Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Photography

Francesca Vella

Scopophilistic Gaze

Scopophilistic Gaze

This project explores complexities of looking at nakedness, and delves into the fascination surrounding the naked human form. From ancient Greek sculptures that represent gods and heroes to Roman sculptures seen as symbols of poverty, artists have celebrated and debated the nude. Nevertheless, scopophilia and the male gaze often complicated the act of looking. The project aims to capture the perspectives of fascination towards the naked figure through the medium of photography. An intricate relationship between viewer and voyeur is explored. Ultimately, this project aims to spark dialogue on the appreciation of the human form, which aims for a more enlightened outlook.