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For feminist artists, ‘the personal is political’ was one of the most important slogans of the 1970s. Being subjective as women in our work was the bravest and most radical thing we could do at the time.
Alexis Hunter, 1997
These photographs, by New Zealand artist Alexis Hunter (1948–2014), address gender politics, sexuality, and power dynamics.
Hunter originally trained as a painter, but switched to photography shortly after she moved to London in 1972: ‘I felt very strongly about feminism and photography better expressed my political ideals.’