Miss Aniela
Photographer

Miss Aniela is a fine-art photographer based in South East UK. Miss Aniela independently models for, directs, photographs and digitally processes her own images.

“I have always been creative, but since digital photography became my favourite mode of self-expression, I have stopped writing regularly in my diary. My images have become their own autobiography.”

“All I need for a self portrait is one spark of inspiration: a beam of light, an interesting garment, a few appealing kinks in my hair after it’s been in bunches. I might spy myself in the mirror across the room and have a voyeuristic urge to capture myself on camera, to produce a movie-still from a movie that never existed. It’s more than being a convenient model; it is the fascination with being able to become part of a different mise-en-scène every time, placing lips and limbs and locks within the frame which all belong to me, and yet with manipulation, become almost those of someone else, a higher self, a multiplicity of different selves.”

Miss Aniela
Photographer

Miss Aniela is a fine-art photographer based in South East UK. Miss Aniela independently models for, directs, photographs and digitally processes her own images.

“I have always been creative, but since digital photography became my favourite mode of self-expression, I have stopped writing regularly in my diary. My images have become their own autobiography.”

“All I need for a self portrait is one spark of inspiration: a beam of light, an interesting garment, a few appealing kinks in my hair after it’s been in bunches. I might spy myself in the mirror across the room and have a voyeuristic urge to capture myself on camera, to produce a movie-still from a movie that never existed. It’s more than being a convenient model; it is the fascination with being able to become part of a different mise-en-scène every time, placing lips and limbs and locks within the frame which all belong to me, and yet with manipulation, become almost those of someone else, a higher self, a multiplicity of different selves.”

  • Re-Stor(y)ing Oceania
    Mar 23 – Oct 13, 2024
    Ocean Space
    Venice, Italy
    TBA21–Academy announces Re-Stor(y)ing Oceania, a new exhibition comprising two new site-specific commissions by Indigenous practitioners from the Pacific, Latai Taumoepeau and Elisapeta Hinemoa Heta. The exhibition is curated by Bougainville-born artist Taloi Havini, returning to Ocean Space after her 2021 solo exhibition. Re-Stor(y)ing Oceania platforms artists and communities who live and work in the vast and diverse region of islands and atolls (more…)
  • Jimmy DeSana: Salvation
    Publication
    Primary Information
    International
    Salvation is a previously-unpublished artist book by Jimmy DeSana that he conceptualized shortly before his death in 1990. The publication contains 44 of the artist’s late photographic abstractions that quietly and poetically meditate on loss, death, and nothingness. Depicted within the works are images of relics, body parts, flowers, and fruits that DeSana altered using collage and darkroom manipulations to create pictures that are both intimate and other-worldly. (more…)
  • Betty Bee: Nacquero A Napoli Improvvisandosi
    Apr 7 – Jun 7, 2024
    zaza'
    Milan, Italy
    Strictly brunettes. Indeed brunette one, brunette the other. Capricious by poetics the first by birth, smooth as a straight line the second. The birthplaces of both are Parthenopean. As for one rooted on the cliffs of Posillipo where she also spent the resilient months of the recent Pandemic, while the other belongs to that blood material that protrudes into the vessel of the great swarming artery of Via Foria and its labyrinthine environs, where she still resides. (more…)
  • Maria Sturm: You Don’t Look Native to Me
    Publication
    Void
    International
    In 2011, Maria Sturm began to photograph the lives of young people from the Lumbee Tribe around Pembroke, Robeson County, North Carolina. Through the process of documenting their lives, Sturm began to question her own understanding of what it means to be Native American. Her new book You Don’t Look Native to Me combines photographs with interviews and texts to preconceptions and show Native identity not as fixed, but evolving and redefining itself with each generation. (more…)