Photography (1984-2004)

Lynn Hershman Leeson has frequently worked with photography, creating collages in analog and digital media. These compositions usually address subjects such as identity, subjectivity, seduction, and the body, in relation to technology and archetypal images of women. In the series Phantom Limb (1985-86) she merges female bodies and machines, while Hero Sandwich (1988) confronts publicity photographs of male and female celebrities, fused by printing layered negatives. She has later created the series Cyborgs (1996), images portraying cybernetic organisms or “cyborgs,” as half-human, robotic femme fatales; and Water Women (2004), which explore the fragile nature of life.