Adbusters

Due to the nature of the project, I thought Adbusters would be an appropriate place to look for inspiration. Very luckily, in the preview of their current issue, I found this:

Key words from text: “The beauty industry has managed to persuade…”

The model in photograph is highly sexualised an a very stereotypical way, referencing the societal focus on beauty that the text suggests is a result of the beauty industry’s cultural influence. Bright red lips, open mouth – notably, no eyes, taking away a sense of identity. Her breasts bring implants to mind, and though her hands are covering them, the might red fingernail polish assures the viewer that the intent is certainly not to obscure them.

Overall, this is a really good example of the sort of imagery I was looking for. It references objectification as a means by which to criticise it.

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