Frances Kearney

Frances Kearney is a british photographer born in 1970 and is an example of Tableau Photography.

Tableau Photography- pictorial narrative is concentrated into a single image.

Kearney uses tableau photography to “engender anxiety or uncertainty about the meaning of an image”(Cotton, 60)

The photos below are from more recent work of Frances Kearney. Here he talks about the ritual transitions girls must go through to become woment. Kearney’s photographs, “In a sense, these photographs function as rites of passage. The girls engage in private rituals such as anointing themselves with butter, mud or water, wearing antlers or walking on water. And in tribal societies, rituals are often used at transitional moments, such as puberty, as a means of easing the passage from, say, childhood to adulthood.”image 4

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