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CHARACTER ANALYSIS by Teresa Burkey. Special Jury Mention.

Updated: May 17, 2021

Character Analysis explores stereotypes, role-play, and identity.

The series was shot with one model, seen differently depending on how she was photographed, resulting in 10 final characters.

The goal was to show the viewer how powerful stereotypes are. Without being told, we create a narrative through outward appearances.



Teresa Burkey

Teresa Burkey-Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

While earning a BFA of Fine Arts, concentrating in photography, and acrylic painting, Teresa is also pursuing a minor in marketing at the University of Cincinnati. Her interests have been developing towards more editorial, street, fashion photography the further she works with the camera. Teresa has found herself very excited about photographing people and creating stories. Decadent outfits are often used in her work. In the future, she would like to work with a team directing editorial fashion shoots. With her digital marketing certificate and marketing minor on the way, Teresa is using her innovative personality type to work alongside other creatives in best showcasing the arts. Recently Teresa has been working with visitor services at The Cincinnati Art Museum. Outside of the museum she has mostly been taking photos and plans to learn some animation this summer to incorporate in fashion video work. She is working on a variety of ongoing personal series in photography and printmaking while maintaining her consistent place on the dean's list.

For more examples of Teresa's work, you are invited to look at her website at'

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