Camila Cavalcante

Project Title: Contemporary Feminist Photography against Gender-Based Violence: Scottish Women’s Organisations in Context, 1994–Present

HEIs: University of St Andrews and University of Strathclyde

Schools: School of Art History at the University of St Andrews and the School of Humanities at the University of Strathclyde

Supervisors and HEIs:
Dr Catherine Spencer, University of St Andrews.
Professor Karen Boyle, University of Strathclyde.

About Camila’s Research

Camila Cavalcante; University of St Andrews; University of Strathclyde; Art history; Cultural Museum Studies; Creative arts; Photography; Activism; Gender-based violence; Feminism; Women's Organisations; Scotland
Camila Cavalcante

This research builds on interdisciplinary literature to further the analysis of feminist representations of gender-based violence (GBV), connecting it to photography and visual activism. Focusing on photographic projects created by women’s organisations in Scotland since 1994, my research analyses how photography can be used to create resistance and challenge rape culture. The methodology includes interviews with photographers, activists, and commissioners, as well as a combination of visual methodologies that provide a holistic understanding of photographic projects: discourse analysis, semiology, and social semiotics. This analysis creates common ground to facilitate understanding between feminist organisations, academics, and photographers in the challenge against GBV.



Twitter: @CCvisualartist