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Lars and the Real Girl Vs. Laurie Simmons: Titillation, Sexuality and Provocation in the Utilization of Dolls and Mannequins

Philip Krejcarek

Friday, March 13 - 3:00PM to 3:45PM
Celestin A

Remember when the only sex dolls were inflatable? The industry certainly has evolved. Now, even established photographers such as Laurie Simmons are purchasing them. My research and personal work has centered upon the use of dolls and mannequins in photography. They have been incorporated in photographers' work since the 1800s. Which photographers have embraced using these facsimiles of the human form, and why? I will conclude with my own work in this area over the past three decades. I have purchased a female child and adult mannequin that have been dressed in a First Communion dress and bridal gown, respectively.


Philip Krejcarek
Philip Krejcarek

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