Artist Destroys Wedding Norms With Gorgeously Strange Bridal Portraits

August 1, 2014 3:00 PM

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On display for the month of August at Seattle's contemporary M.I.A. Gallery, the series gives away the premise with its titles. "Bride" is in each one, from The Bride With Crown Of Thorns, above, to the The Blue Yoruma Bride, shown below. The latter references the traditional attire of Nigerian brides, who wrap their heads in the gele, or scarf.

Yoshida is a hybrid performer -- at once subject, artist and actor. She is the model for each photograph, each time inhabiting a different identity, whether an Egyptian bride or a Spanish one contemplating Picasso.

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