It is 2019 and I am finally back working on My Beauty. I had to put the project on the back burner due to a bout of illness. But I hope to finish the project this year. Here is Miss Margate 1964 with the runners-up.
For those who don’t know, the project is a social history of beauty queens in the Margate area, taking in various aspects of class, gaze, feminism, femininity, culture, time, beauty, subculture and belonging. I have, thus far, interviewed, collected photos from and taken new portraits of around 20 women who were beauty queens in Margate between 1950 and 1990.