The Kids Are Alright: Polixeni Papapetrou Mixes Costume, Camouflage and Child’s Play

Chloe Wyma, Blouin ArtInfo, New York, interview published 11 April 2013

In her romantic and unnerving photographs, Australian photographer Polixeni Papapetrou transforms childhood into the stuff of fairy tales. Inspired by the theatricalism of 19th-century photographers Julia Margaret Cameron and Lewis Carroll, Papapetrou uses costume to toy with the representations of childhood, picturing her two children — Solomon and Olympia — as fiddle-playing horses, spirit creatures, mourning rats, and weeping clowns.

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