Jemma Blundell was born in Dorset in which she obtained a foundation degree in the Arts University Bournemouth. After recently graduating from the University of Brighton in June 2014, Jemma is currently living and working in Dorset. Her interests are often focused on fine art photography, commonly using medium format camera and hand printing her images. After writing her dissertation on Sally Mann and the relation to mortality and transience within intimate photography, she discovered a keen interest in the female subject and the politcal space of the domestic.
Jemma's photographic practice is consistently connected and centred within the theme of our current female world and media representations. Referencing many views that exist about women, however controversial or conflicting, what remains present is an ambiguous line between theatrical and the personal. The photographs are truly questioning existing assumptions that exist in within photographic representations and reality. Jemma's desire to create often stems from a personal consideration towards the current theme, which then resorts into a visual journey that the viewer can experience. The purpose of the work is always to question and even attempt to challange the viewer. The photoraphs aim to shake current perceptions of society and point out opinions that exist within them.