Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Photographer #218: Mayumi Lake

Mayumi Lake, 1966, Japan, is a conceptual artist. She studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she received a BFA and an MFA. Her photography and video work explores issues as sexual identity, desire, memory and fantasy. She uses herself and others as models. In her series My Idol she revisited her childhood fantasies from an adult perspective. For Ex Post Facto Lake also went back to her childhood memories. Both of her grandfathers died during WWII and it was her fantasy to get them back. In staged photographs she tells us her own story. The following images come from the series Æther, Ex Post Facto and My Idol.


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