I am Elvis

Henrieta Haniskova

I Am Elvis is a collection of intimate portraits featuring impersonators who attended the Collingwood Elvis Festival in 2007. These portraits are a telling study of the faces of those who live to embody a larger-than-life figure, “the King” – one of the most popular icons in rock and roll history. Henrieta Haniskova’s photographs explore the power evoked in re-living Elvis’ memory, for both the performers who don his attire, as well as the fans who seek out a fictitious connection with the past. This exhibition also addresses the influence that the media brandishes in creating a legacy of star-power.