Sarah Hannant "Beauty and the Beast" 2014
Photographer of the arcane, Sarah Hannant, is back with a project that is close to my flaming feminist heart. Her "Out of the Fire" series finds her setting Ladybird fairy tale books ablaze and photographing their incendiary transformations. The results are both magical and unsettling, and can be viewed through a political lens or a mythic one. In either case, through incineration these female protagonists are offered release: salamander sisters burning bright. Hannant's show of these works will be on view at London's Oxford House Gallery from November 3rd through 30th, so do stop by if you're able.