Dreamchild 2003

Serious Play — Zara Stanhope

What are we to make of these images, Polixeni Papapetrou’s re-stagings of a selection of photographs of young girls, originally taken by Lewis Carroll, the Victorian author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking Glass (1872), under his real name Charles Lutwidge Dodgson?1 Papapetrou shares with us her photographic fascinations: amongst them the relations between photographer and subject and the interpretative possibilities generated by the viewer of photographs.… Continued