Room 227 | Head On Photo Festival

Room 227

Photographer's Name: 
Jacqueline Felstead

This image is a portrait of a resident of a private Melbourne hotel that provides accommodation for a transitioning sector of the population. The resident is photographed with a blanket covering their face and upper body.  The work communicates invisibility but does so in a context where anonymity and retreat from social dialogue are obviously connected to social inequality.  Conceptually the idea of retreat is a temporary position of choice, however in this image the retreat extends forever, locked within the frame.

Festival Year: 
2012