Double Take

Double Take

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. 

Both 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.