In a post-Photoshop world, wondering if a picture is real is second
nature. In judging American Photo's emerging artists competition there
were two photographers using digital manipulation to create the final
image. Kelli Connell
makes naturalistic reenactments of one couple's intimate relationship, while Edith Maybin
creates somewhat creepy images of herself and her daughter.
photographers work with self-portraits to explore gender roles,
intimacy, sexuality and other issues of identity and prove the point
that though their photographs may not be actual, they are virtually,
emotionally and intellectually, true.