Artist and educator Caitlin Margaret Kelly most often focuses on issues of representation and perception through the medium of photography, while also drawing heavily from her years as a newspaper photojournalist. Her thesis work, titled Please Call Me By My True Names, is a series of B&W and audio portraits of women living with HIV. Kelly is the inaugural Graduate Arts Fellow with the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University and an artist-in-residence with the Ph.D Lab in Digital Knowledge. More of her work can be found at: www.caitlinmargaretkelly.com.
Please Call Me By My
Fredric Jameson Gallery, Duke University
Please Call Me By My True Names is a series of black and white photographs and audio portraits of women living with HIV. It presents us with ways of knowing each woman while confronting our assumptions of women living with a highly stigmatized virus. Please Call Me By My True Names questions our systems of seeing, hearing and knowing by embracing the limitations of the photographic and aural media and the role such projects have played in creating our relationship with social documentary.