Othello De'souza-Hartley is a visual artist working with photography and film. He received commissions from institutions including The Museum of Liverpool, the National Portrait Gallery, The Photographers’ Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Solo shows, Camden Arts Centre, The Underground Gallery, and featured in-group shows at the Gasworks Gallery and the APT gallery London. He has an MA in Fine Art from Camberwell College of Art and previously studied photography at Central St Martins.
New Project: Extension of the Masculinity Project
The project explores notions of Masculinity in present-day London. The project has four components consisting of a photographic projectPhase 1, Phase 2 a video project, and Phase 3/Phase 4 a photographic project using myself as the subject. I guess what I am trying to discover in this project is the vulnerability in my own masculinity and other men in today’s society. I am questioning throughout the process of this project what my perception of masculinity consists of and what is it based on? What is masculinity in the 21st Century and does it have a shape or a form.