• size 13" × 16"
  • year 2007
  • medium Digital C-print
  • edition 10
  • framed In white
  • price $850
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“Millee TibbsÂ’ series, This is a picture of me, uses self-portraiture to examine the influence of mediated images of women in vernacular photography and cultural views of sexuality. Tibbs pairs snapshots of her childhood self with staged photographs of her adult self in identical outfits and poses. Her reenactment of these girlish expressions and gestures, like talking to Daddy on the telephone or lying on her back naked in a bathtub, are provocative and unsettling, raising uncomfortable questions about childhood sexuality and the representation of femininity. The actual snapshot of Millee emulating a female pop star crooning into a microphone in a wood-paneled family room becomes creepier still in conjunction with the adult version of the same scenario.” — Tema Stauffer, Culturehall
Millee tibbs

About the Artist

Millee tibbs

Millee Tibbs’ (b. 1976) work derives from her interest in photography’s ubiquity in contemporary culture and the tension between its truth-value and inherent manipulation of reality. Her photographs often address the fabrication of an ideal of the American landscape. By disrupting the photographic image through physical interventions (folding, cutting, and sewing), her work responds to the miniaturization and domestication of land through photography. Tibbs resides in Detroit, MI and holds an MFA in photography from RISD. She has exhibited throughout the U.S. and abroad, participated in a fellowship at The MacDowell Colony and has held artist residencies at the Wassaic Project and the Santa Fe Art Institute.

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  • Millee Tibbs
  • Millee Tibbs speaks with us about her self portraits series.
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  • In Good Company
  • Bonobos, Los Angeles
  • We helped Bonobos deck out their latest Guideshop in L.A. with artwork by Ashok Sinha and Millee Tibbs.
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  • A West Village Duplex
  • Visit this airy New York duplex, designed by our friends at Lucy Harris Studio.
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  • Annie & Jack in Prospect Heights
  • When Annie and Jack moved from Chinatown to Prospect Heights, they called upon Refinery29's Sean Santiago to mediate their styles.
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  • At Home
  • Contemporary contrasts in San Francisco
  • Our friends at Smith Firestone Associates transformed this spacious San Francisco apartment at The Harrison into a calming and monochromatic dream.

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