Janina Anderson

I use collage as a tool to subvert photography’s perceived relationship to fact through isolation, fragmentation, and decontextualization. By removing fragments from their original context and eliminating a narrative structure, my work explores how images and their component parts are not neutral, but instead carry with them the social, political, and cultural values through which they are constructed and disseminated. My works are both theoretical examinations of visual literacy, and personal explorations of multiculturalism, dislocation and identity.