Bronia Stewart is a London based photographer. Her work explores aspiration and how it is manifested and fulfilled. Through immersion within a work place she creates photographic imagery that demonstrates a privileged viewpoint.
Her first major body of work Babe Station, was shot over nine months at the central London based adult television channel and sex phone line. The series is an intimate and literal ‘behind the scenes’ portrait of the station and those working there. It will be shown at The Photographers’ Gallery in July 2013.
The Babe Station project is the starting point for a wider body of work examining how the hyper-sexualisation and glamorisation of women in the media has affected female aspiration.
She has an MA in photography from London College of Communications.
Stewart somehow manages to portray the relationships between the women and the producers they work with as affectionate, playful and very much unthreatening, while simultaneously nudging her viewer into a debate about how the media encourages the sexualisation of women, in order to get ahead in a male-dominated work environment.