The University of New Mexico Best Student Essays

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Women


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Kaitlin Jencso
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Women


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Kaitlin Jencso
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Kaitlin Jencso
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Kaitlin Jencso

I have often felt that the fabrication of the “ideal woman” is an outdated and damaging social construct that should be revaluated. Such confines separate women from the work-world, as well as from self-realization, alienating them from men and removing their individuality and human- ity. My work takes symbols of femininity and juxtaposes them with the reality of their emotional repercussions. The overall degradation and broken/shattered nature of the environment becomes the symbol of femininity, be it a dress, deer, or an actual woman.

Nominated by Prof. Tom Richardson (ART 1550, Intermediate Photography): “Her work displays the rare quality of having both technical expertise and a sensitivity to concept. This series shows her concern for taking on relevant issues that go beyond classroom walls and speak to larger societal and cultural issues.”