Jill Beth-Hannes explores self and identity in her Strange Women series

“It was a way of understanding my identity. Each woman is someone I thought I was or could be.”

Strange Women

Jill Beth Hanne’s haunting series of images, “Strange Women,” presents an introspective view of the photographer through her own lens. The work is autobiographical at its core; each representation of the subject explores a new facet of Hanne’s own real or imagined identity. But despite the deeply personal roots of their creation, the power of these images lies in their fundamental relatability.
We have all been that wide-eyed girl, solitary against a barren landscapes, gazing sadly into the distance.
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“Strange Women is a series I started in 2010, after becoming sober. It was a way of understanding my identity. Each woman is someone I thought I was or could be.”
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Jill Beth Hannes is a conceptual photographer living in Los Angeles. She was recently shortlisted for The Next Photographer Award by D&AD, and my work has appeared in VICE, GUP, NYLON, Crush Fanzine, LiveFast Mag among other publications.

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