Artist: Christine Demore
Artist Bio: Christine Demore grew up in Picton, Ontario. Christine works predominantly in the medium of digital photography using cell phone cameras. She is interested in the intimacy of cell phone “selfie” photography and aims to explore how we choose to expose ourselves in a culture dominated by social media. Christine uses self photography to expose and share her own struggles with mental health and self care. She lives and works in Ottawa.
Description: After years of silent struggling with body image, disordered eating, anxiety, and depression, I am breaking that silence. I want to show the softness, the beauty of a body that isn’t perfect but has the strength to survive and live. I spend a lot of time ignoring my body, but photography makes me see myself. I try to accept every part. But even if I failed yesterday, I can always try again today.