Isabelle van Zeijl is an internationally well-known photographer recognized for her ability to create striking self-portraits with depth and meaning. Being both creator and model, subject and object, she is entirely independent in producing the scenes. Her work transcends the boundaries of epoch and media, and possesses timeless beauty. Having experienced various prejudices against women - misogyny in numerous ways including sexual objectification, belittling, sex discrimination, and violence against women – van Zeijl decided to turn her eye to all that was beautiful around her, trying to change the world. She aestheticizes these prejudices through her work, visually discussing this very troubling dichotomy and presenting a new way of seeing female beauty, the reinvention of the self.
Featured image: Isabelle van Zeijl - Her Roots, 2019 (detail). C-Print on Fuji Paper. 32 1/2 × 60 1/2 in. 82.6 × 153.7 cm. Edition of 8 + 2 AP. This is part of a limited edition set. Photo courtesy Isabella Garrucho Fine Art