TEDxBRAYFORDPOOL: The masks we wear

Photography captures the external self, and can reflect the parts of us that we choose to communicate to the people around us. We wear different ‘masks’ depending on what social environment we are in, whether that be professional or personal.

Having recently photographed Boxers and Reenactors, Kala Heatherson invites the audience to explore the vivid social identities in these communities and asks the question: What do the masks we wear say about who we are?

The two series discussed within this talk, Action Men and All They Have to Give were displayed as a joint exhibition entitled The Fighters throughout the 2022 TEDxBrayfordPool event.