In this 1 x 60’ arts documentary disabled artist Alison Lapper and internationally renowned photographer Rankin tackle contemporary attitudes to beauty and identity through the medium of photography. Alison and Rankin meet four fascinating people who don’t conform to traditional notions of beauty, or who hate being photographed, and invite them to step in front of Rankin’s camera.
Each person reveals their incredible life story and their own personal struggle with their sense of identity. Through hearing these stories and capturing them in Rankin’s studio, Alison and Rankin explore how the explosion of digital media over the past decade, including social media and the craze for selfies, presents new challenges to our self-image.
The show will transmit at 9:00pm on Thursday 10th November, on BBC Four.
The film was produced and directed by Ian Denyer, with Ben Weston as executive producer.