From series "Mountain of a ?" which takes a close examination at body image, fitness and visual representation through the medium of portraiture. My experience of bodybuilding has allowed me to discover potentials of my body outside of the rigid gender norms and cultural stereotypes. I attempt to create a similar space with photography: a space where I and my subjects feel free to explore ways which we’d like to be represented, and propose a body image that is negotiated in our own terms.


Margaret Liang

Margaret Liang is an artist/photographer based in London. Having resided in multiple countries growing up, Margaret derives her artistic voice from an auto-theoretical lens, from her experience of being a woman and a woman of colour. She adopts performative portraits and self-portraits as her primary means of practice. Her subject matters include intersectional feminism, gender and the asian diaspora. Margaret obtained her Bachelor in Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is now studying a Master of Arts at Royal College of Art. Her works have been exhibited across the USA and Europe, in galleries such as Photo Place Gallery, SE Center of Photography, Art Number 23, published on journals like Fotofilmic and Wül Magazine, Upcoming Exhibitions include Just Women at Image Nation Paris in 2023.

[ PORTRAITS ] A single photograph of a person or group of people that increases the understanding and appreciation of the subject(s). Selfies or self-portraits are acceptable. Submissions do not have to adhere to documentary principles. Alternate processes and digital manipulations are allowed. Each participant is allowed to enter up to 10 images. The images must be taken in 2022.

Judges for Portraits
Sandipa Malakar
Willy Kurniawan
Zhou Yang
Ki-Ho Park
Suzanne Lee
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