My Name Is Jane is an ongoing project that explores women from all different backgrounds who share one common ground: their name.
Each and every Jane who has taken part in this project has been photographed in identical studio and lighting conditions, delivering an artistic and anthropological study of one of the world’s most common and often misunderstood names.
The idea was conceived in 2009 but it wasn’t until January 2016 that the first Jane was photographed at Rokeby Studios in Collingwood, Melbourne. Since then, we have interviewed, filmed and photographed 60 Janes in Melbourne, Paris and London. Spanning from scientists to students, actors to activists, the women we’ve spoken to show us that there is nothing plain about being a Jane.
“I think it will be fascinating to learn about the diverse and wonderful array of Janes out there in the world” – Jane Elizabeth Hendy.
13 October — 13 November
Rokeby Gallery 90-94 Rokeby Street, Collingwood Victoria
Friday 13 October 6–9pm
Creative Direction: Daniel Pollock
Photographer: Jared Beck
Photographer: Tracey Lee Hayes
Producer: Rosey Karaula
Design: Jeff Albert
Website: Jake Bonin
Hair & Makeup: Claire Leighton
Studios: Rokeby Studios, Melbourne | Russian Club, London | E-Studios, Paris
Project Manager: Allison Pellaers
Print Sponsors: Arten Fine Art Printing
Cheers: Stella Artois
Saluti: San Pellegrino