Kyra Kennedy (b.1993) is a recent graduate from MassArt and is based out of Boston, MA. Recently she received the Auction Foundation Award from MassArt and was featured on Fotofilmic â€˜15 Shortlist. Kyra works in both film and digital mediums. Her work revolves around ideas of beauty, religion and family.
I am interested in the idealized and unrealistic expectations of beauty that are placed on a woman by her society and by her peers. In womanhood, we weave our public faces by strands of these expectations, but what I am interested in finding is when those strands snap. As we attempt to achieve the physical perfection that our super ego creates for us, there is a failure that must be accepted or even welcomed. For there is no logical way to believe fully in the fantasies that we create for ourselves, and I like to focus on the moment that my subjects realize that. In fact, the most beautiful moment to me is when my subject realizes that she indeed is wearing a ballgown in the kitchen.