The Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize 2011

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The Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize 2011 In 2011 judges, including William Feaver, Bill Packer and Sister Wendy Beckett selected the work of Celia Paul to become the first winner of the Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize. Commenting on her work Paul wrote “Women are so often defined by labels: wife, daughter, sister, mistress, Muse. When looking […]

The Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize 2011

In 2011 judges, including William Feaver, Bill Packer and Sister Wendy Beckett selected the work of Celia Paul to become the first winner of the Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize.

Commenting on her work Paul wrote “Women are so often defined by labels: wife, daughter, sister, mistress, Muse. When looking in a mirror women are questioning who they are and what place they have in the world”. It demonstrates the powerful capacity of self-portraiture as a platform for self-expression.