Rhondda Bosworth


Figure Study

  • 1989
  • gelatin silver print photogragh
  • 253 x 405mm
  • 2021/102

Photographer Rhondda Bosworth is known for making work that is direct, disruptive and disarming. Her intimate images challenge the rules of photography and the male gaze. Mainly focusing on the body and portraiture, she uses contrast, movement, test strips and collage as strategies to create powerful images that retain ambiguity, mystery or elusive meaning. Narratives are suggested, but left for us to imagine. The artist also uses the camera and photographic devices to create distance from the emotional intensity of the content. She says: “Photographs are literally about light and dark. This provides an immediate metaphor for emotional light and dark, and for ambivalence and polarity. Images that work are about dual realities – the external physical world and the internal world of thought, feeling, fantasy and memory.”

(Perilous: Unheard Stories from the Collection, 6 August 2022- )

Exhibition History