GLENDA LISSETTE

Glenda Lissette (b. 1994) is a Guatemalan-American photographer and filmmaker whose work focuses on her experiences coming-of-age on the internet. Starting at the age of 14, she began sharing images online, eventually gaining followers from around the world through various social media platforms. After being labeled an “influencer” by brands interested in capitalizing on her audience, she began using self-portrait photography as a means to explore brand-influencer and influencer-follower relationships. Using Photoshop, she distorts her face, body, personality, and surroundings, blurring the lines between reality and fiction. By investigating the role of influencer, Lissette’s work forces viewers to acknowledge the often gendered labor that sustains the expanding business of social media. Through her work, she hopes to encourage viewers to examine their experiences online and humanize the individuals contributing to those experiences.


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glendalissette@gmail.com

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