From Emma Cueto’s article about Jen Davis’ series “Eleven Years” for Bustle:
In 2002, photographer Jen Davis began a self portrait photo series. Her goal, she says, was to understand herself better and to help her come to terms with her body, fat and all. As a large woman, though, the project wasn’t easy. In the beginning, Davis says, “I was never really comfortable putting myself in front of the camera.” But she kept taking pictures anyway.
The series, which continued for over a decade, is coming out this week in the form of a book called “Eleven Years,” and will be accompanied by a show starting Thursday at NYC’s ClampArt gallery. The photos capture the loneliness and vulnerability Davis felt during that time, from her days as a young undergraduate in Chicago to a woman in her mid-thirties based in Brooklyn.