Love Me - Zed Nelson

5 May 2012 – 24 Jun 2012

Event times

Daily, 10am - 5pm

Cost of entry

£3.60 adult, £2.60 concession, £1.60 child. Annual Passes available.

DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery

Durham, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Durham City Centre and Bus Station 1/4 mile
  • Durham Rail Station 1/4 mile

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Photography by Zed Nelson


Award-winning photographer Zed Nelson reflects on the cultural and commercial forces that drive a global obsession with youth and beauty. The exhibition explores a new form of globalisation, where an increasingly narrow Western beauty ideal is being exported around the world like a crude universal brand. Whilst Nelson's subjects appear willing participants in an omnipresent culture of bodily improvement, they might equally be considered hapless victims - at the mercy of larger social forces and locked into an insatiable craving for approval. As the subject's frailties and pretensions are exposed, so too are we the viewer: our motives for looking, for inspecting, along with uncomfortable reminders of our own vanities and insecurities. An impression Gallery and Ffotogallery Touring Exhibition.

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