The Looking Glass is an epic and intimate study of personal identity. In this groundbreaking project, renowned portrait photographer Lynn Goldsmith turns her lens on herself, assuming an array of elaborate guises to fracture any singular sense of self and comment on our received notions about beauty, gender, logic, and sexuality.
Injecting her own image into scenarios derived from fairy tales, myths, and cinema through digital montage, Goldsmith fashions the virtual space of the Looking Glass, where fantasy and reality mix freelyand identity is fluid. Stretched across time and space in this psychologically charged realm, the concept of a unified self-portrait dissolves, overcome by a series of projected or invented selves.
Step into the Looking Glass with Goldsmith to witness her journey of self-examination, lose whatever inhibitions you may still have, and discover what continues to make us human in this culture of the image we inhabit.