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‘In Chambers’ is a series depicting young female Barristers in various stages of dress. The portraits signify moments that oscillate between femininity, youth and the symbolic identity imposed by the robes. The series explores a tension between the traditional presentation of the UK legal establishment and the modern reality. The interest in producing this work arose from the historical absence of women within the legal profession. These portraits are intended to conflict with the conservative conventions of portraiture within the legal establishment. Growing up within the Inns of Court I felt compelled to respond to the masculine codes of conventions implicit within the profession and its portrayal. Old tattered law books punctuate this series and the weight of tradition towers over the young women.

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