Millie Hardingham is a 21-year-old photographic and moving image artist born in London. She tackles the misrepresentation of women using analog processes, which allow her to focus on her subject without the interference of a digital screen. Feeling as though women in cinema were often represented as one dimensional and unrealistic, Hardingham decided to create following self portrait series. In Ana, she explores and challenges the dark side of Hollywood stereotypes, including the idea of the housewife. The images expose the hidden battles many women go through: isolation, fear, loneliness and dealing with trauma. These are experiences which Hollywood tends to brush over.
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The August / September edition, Global Initiatives, looks at sustainable ways of living across range of disciplines, documenting the human story.
Nina Maria Allmoslechner
Nina Maria Allmoslechner is a London-based photographer. She explores topics such as body image, mental health, masculinity and sexuality.