What happens to a community when it is tied
to the past within the tourism context?
an exotic escape, a bridge  
between the mundane and the exciting.

Within this context, the men
in Petra are taking center stage.
Tangling up images of an ancient past
with promises of an exhilarating adventure.

Female travelers finding a place for themselves within this narrative.

What happens to the understanding of one’s self
when it is being experienced through
the perspective of the experiencer?

I work with these men to explore
questions of identity.

With them I am exploring how the
vision of the outsider shapes
the understanding of the self.

What is put on display and what lies hidden?
Can one take part in the exoticization of their own image?
Can it still be called exoticization when it is self impos

I find myself constantly returning to men in my work.
I now realise I've been creating a space where I can work out my own issues with masculinity.

Just Because I Cry Doesn't Mean I am Strong