Monday, 9 May 2016

Photographer depicts impact of male gaze in daily life

The photographer's work, Boundaries, is edgy material; relevant to but not suitable for younger teens.

For A-Level or Year11 students, especially if also studying Art, this could be an interesting reference to widen the filmic or other mass media textual analysis you undertake.
According to The Huffington Post, 1 in 4 women will be a victim of sexual assault in their lifetime. Is this a result of mainstream media’s beligerent objectification of women? Many suppose so. After all, the brain cannot differentiate between what is real and what is imagined. 
As a result, it has become almost normal for the average female to be viewed as an object, rather than a person worthy of respect and a glance above breast-level. 
The photo series “Boundaries” seeks to expose just this. Reports GOOD, the controversial compilation, created by photographer Allaire Bartel, draws attention to the oppression of male entitlement that women feel on a daily basis in everyday life.
See the FilmsForAction article for more.