DYKE OF OUR TIME
A PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION
BY TANIA OLIVE
EXHIBITION RUNS: SATURDAY 20th APRIL 2013 – SUNDAY 26TH MAY 2013
PRIVATE VIEW: FRIDAY 19TH APRIL 2013 – COINCIDING WITH THE MONTHLY LESBIAN NIGHT, CLUB LESLEY.
Tania Olive’s Dyke Of Our Time explores female gender through sexuality. Olive’s series comprises of deadpan portraits of lesbians shot within their own homes. The series aims to show the fluidity of gender within the lesbian community and challenge people’s often antiquated ideas of stereotypes. The intimacy of each individual’s own domestic space is juxtaposed against the direct and uniformed pose, allowing for each woman’s diversity and individuality to be compared.
Tania olive originates from Portsmouth but grew up in Germany due to her father’s position in the army. She then moved to London and has lived here for 13 years. Over this time she attended City University and completed a degree in BSc Nursing (hons). She was a sister in Paediatric A&E for 10 years.
Having always had a passion for photography Olive decided to do a part time degree in 2008 at Westminster University alongside working as a nurse and finished in the summer of 2012 with a BA in photography.
Her graduate show was part of the Free Range exhibition at the Truman Brewery last summer where she was awarded best in show by the British Journal of Photography (BJP) for her series Dyke Of Our Time.
This body of work is an ongoing project which has nearly doubled in size, and Olive would like to double this again still. The Dyke Of Our Time series was recently featured in the February issue of DIVA magazine
After graduating Olive has started assisting to gain more understanding and confidence of working in a studio and still nurses on an agency basis.
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