My posts the past couple of weeks have included discussions about taking photos of women, mostly for a project to help Breast Cancer Survivors share their stories, but also working with some women on some important body image issues as well as removing shame.
While I personally have gained from many conversations from these stories, not many have contributed to the discussion online.
Today I am posting a series of pictures that shares a story. I won’t provide any of my own commentary until others have had a chance to share theirs. I hope you participate!
Some possible questions for you to consider and then answer in the comments:
- What story do you see in these photos?
- What emotions did you experience as you saw the images?
- Were you faced with moral, right or wrong, concerns in this story or photos? If so, where did those concerns come from – your background, religion, belief system?
- If you are a woman, and were the visitor in this village, do you think you have the freedom to interact the way the blonde in these photos did? If you did, what do you think your emotions would be if they were shared online, like these have been?
- If you are a man, and you are visiting this village at the same time, what would you have thought if the blonde woman was your wife or girlfriend? What would you have said when you got back to your hut? What would you have felt if they were shared online, like these have been?
- For everyone, if you were one of the villagers, would we even be asking these questions?
Source for village images: http://imgur.com/a/3oH6A
Source for high priestess photo – cropped image of artist Marc Lagrange