claire peckham 


Medium of disappearance: an essay about self-portraiture & absence in 21 letters
2019

Medium of disappearance was published in academic journal “Outskirts: feminisms along the edge” in May 2019. It can be read in full here.

Abstract:

When Claire Peckham began taking photographs, she took only self-portraits. At some point between then and now, she shifted from being a self-portrait photographer to a photographer who was almost never photographed. This cross-genre essay blends autobiography, literary and visual arts criticism to follow that journey, contextualized by three narrative threads that interweave throughout: the life and works of Francesca Woodman, the staging history and language of Macbeth, and the gendered politics of letter writing.