Hometown Queen

Camille Turner

Hometown Queen

2010
I created Hometown Queen to re-write my personal history and to pay homage to my complicated relationship with my hometown, Hamilton.”
Camille Turner

This is Camille Turner’s Hometown Queen. Created in 2010, it's part of a larger series of photographs also titled Hometown Queen.

Camille Turner
Camille Turner
Black woman in a long red gown wears a Miss Canadiana sash against an industrial background.

Here we are introduced to Camille Turner’s character, Miss Canadiana, a fictitious pageant queen who wears a glamorous red gown, satiny sash, and shimmery tiara.

Dressed in character, Turner as Miss Canadiana makes live appearances all around the world. All glitzed up with her magnetic personality, she draws a crowd. It’s all in the performance!

In Hometown Queen, she travels back to her childhood roots to tell a story of race, belonging, and perception.

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