Friday, October 28, 2011

Role Reversal

As we thought about fashion photography and feminism for our Fashion Issue, we considered the ultimate battle mostmodels must face: objectification. Typically, females are portrayed as the weaker subject in a photo, based on who's showing more skin, who's got the stereotypically seductive facial expression and pose, and how each model is clothed. By switching roles and positioning females in typically masculine poses, MEDUSA seeks to question the familiar standards of beauty
and sexualization in glossy fashion magazines. We hope that this role reversal facilitates a critique of the rigid structure of fashion photography and illuminates the
possibility that fashion photography doesn’t always have to be portrayed in such a binary way.

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