A Small Voice: Conversations With Photographers

038 - Juno Calypso

Episode Summary

Juno Calypso is a 2012 graduate of the BA Photography degree course at London College of Communication, where her degree show was awarded both the Hotshoe Portfolio Award and the Michael Wilson Photographic Prize. In 2013 The Independent noted Juno Calypso as the ‘One To Watch’, as have numerous other publications since. The Catlin Art Guide featured Juno as one of 40 of the most promising new artists in the UK, subsequently shortlisting her for the 2013 Catlin Art Prize, where she won the Visitor Vote Prize. In 2015 she also won the BJP International Photography Award. Her work is featured in the current issue of Foam magazine as one of 24 young artists shaping the future of photography. Juno has exhibited internationally with group shows in London, Miami and New York, and her work has been featured in The Sunday Times Magazine, Wonderland, Dazed & Confused, and The Huffington Post amongst many others. Let me, by way of an intro, read a brief artists statement by Juno: “I recently began working with self-portraiture, which led to the creation of a character named Joyce. Within elaborately staged large format photographs I draw upon personal experience to perform critical studies into modern rituals of beauty and seduction. Objects once perceived as radical, innovative, fun and nutritious – an electronic anti-wrinkle mask, computer equipment from the 1980s, baby oil, a tin of cold meat – have become joyless and oppressive. Joyce appears alone, consumed by artifice. Her glazed appearance acting as a mirror to the exhaustion felt whilst bearing the dead weight of constructed femininity.” So here to shed some light on and expand upon all that, is Juno.

Episode Notes

Juno Calypso is a 2012 graduate of the BA Photography degree course at London College of Communication, where her degree show was awarded both the Hotshoe Portfolio Award and the Michael Wilson Photographic Prize. In 2013 The Independent noted Juno Calypso as the ‘One To Watch’, as have numerous other publications since. The Catlin Art Guide featured Juno as one of 40 of the most promising new artists in the UK, subsequently shortlisting her for the 2013 Catlin Art Prize, where she won the Visitor Vote Prize. In 2015 she also won the BJP International Photography Award. Her work is featured in the current issue of Foam magazine as one of 24 young artists shaping the future of photography. Juno has exhibited internationally with group shows in London, Miami and New York, and her work has been featured in The Sunday Times Magazine, Wonderland, Dazed & Confused, and The Huffington Post amongst many others. Let me, by way of an intro, read a brief artists statement by Juno: “I recently began working with self-portraiture, which led to the creation of a character named Joyce. Within elaborately staged large format photographs I draw upon personal experience to perform critical studies into modern rituals of beauty and seduction. Objects once perceived as radical, innovative, fun and nutritious – an electronic anti-wrinkle mask, computer equipment from the 1980s, baby oil, a tin of cold meat – have become joyless and oppressive. Joyce appears alone, consumed by artifice. Her glazed appearance acting as a mirror to the exhaustion felt whilst bearing the dead weight of constructed femininity.” So here to shed some light on and expand upon all that, is Juno.