Claire’s photograph from Florence, and her series from London (along with her other work), can be seen on her website: www.clairepeckham.com
Volume 40, May 2019
When Claire Peckham began taking photographs, she took only self-portraits. At some point between then and now, she shifted from being a self-portrait photographer to a photographer who was almost never photographed. This cross-genre essay blends autobiography, literary and visual arts criticism to follow that journey, contextualized by three narrative threads that interweave throughout: the life and works of Francesca Woodman, the staging history and language of Macbeth, and the gendered politics of letter writing.