Monthly Archives: October 2011

Carrie Mae Weems

This is a series of Weems’ photographs called “The kitchen table”. Advertisements

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Nan Goldin

Nan Goldin is considered one of the few feminist photographers that have succeeded in showing world from a woman’s point of view. The photograph above captured a woman that is looking at her man, while he indifferently smokes. Her expression suggests fear and disappointment … Continue reading

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Barbara Kruger

This is an alternative way of photography because it adds words to the visual message and makes the photograph’s message even clearer to the audience. The broken mirror’s connotation is the distorted image of beauty and self percipience. The tear drops … Continue reading

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Annie Leibovitz

This photograph is an example of intertextuality between photography and film. The series of photographs are an imitation of the iconic scene from “Psycho”, but having a modern celebrity as the model. The photograph carries a feminist point of view … Continue reading

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Helmut Newton

This photo breaks all the conventions. The hegemonic ideology of men are to be in charge, authoritative and tough. However, this photo shows a woman using physical power to dominate a man. Her position is vital to the challenge of gender … Continue reading

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Helmut Newton-Women dressed as men

Helmut Newton is a fashion photographer that has created a whole range of photographs based on the concept of bourgeois women that live, sleep and breathe in immaculate clothing, make-up and heavy jewellery.  Those women are not afraid of gender division, but on … Continue reading

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Cindy Sherman-women in society

Cindy Sherman is an artist that is well known for her transformations in order to capture different women in society. Her style can be identified due the stereotypical image of women driven to the extreme. The over dressed outfits and … Continue reading

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John Berger: “Ways of Seeing”

As I start working on my project: Women (women in the role of men) or Gender definition, I have found it very useful to broaden my research areas towards philosophy, fine art, sociology and advertising. However, my starting point remains photography. … Continue reading

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