THE GiRLS ROOM

By: Marissa Contelmo

During my adolescent years I decorated my bedroom walls with glamorous magazine covers and posters. I surrounded myself with unrealistic depictions of beautiful women that focused solely on their external appearance. Years later, I finally realized how unrealistic and damaging these depictions were. In THE GiRLS ROOM , I alter the common uses of feminine accessories and products to highlight the vanity and secrecy surrounding their use. Women are shamed into keeping these objects and the natural processes they control hidden. My work hints at the subconscious problems borne out of these unrealistic representations within contemporary advertising and consumer culture.

Marissa Contelmo b. 1997 is a fine art photographer based out of the Hudson Valley, New York. She works in both digital and film mediums while her images explore the female identity through personal experiences and consumer culture. She is expected to receive her Bachelor of Fine Art in Photography from the State University of New York at New Paltz in May of 2019.
Website: http://www.MarissaContelmo.com IG: @MarissaContelmo

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