I tend to find Sophie Calle’s Take Care of Yourself body of work more autobiographical than Maria Kapajeva’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Woman. Calle’s photography, film and text renditions are all based on a very personal break-up email from her partner and is cathartic in nature. Using 107 women to put one’s ex firmly in his place is quite revolutionary to say the least. Kapajeva’s work is more open and could also be interpreted as straight portraiture of different women. I researched Sophie Calle in more detail earlier in the course, so will keep this entry brief.
Research Point: Sophie Calle and Sophy Rickett [online]. Available from: https://lyndakuitphotographycn.wordpress.com/2015/08/23/research-point-sophie-calle-and-sophy-rickett/