From Tema Stauffer’s preview for American Photo:
Jen Davis’ investigation of her identity and struggles in relation to the perception of her body bravely reveal her desire for intimacy and her search for self-acceptance. Challenging typical representations of female beauty and sexuality, this autobiographical work invites us to consider the deepest reaches of the artist’s interior life and insecurities. Shot over more than a decade, the series includes images of Davis grappling with her physicality alone and in scenarios involving fantasies with men or in the company of other women. Her self-portraits reflect basic human longings to be loved, desired, and valued. The show is accompanied by a monograph, “Eleven Years” (Kehrer Verlag).