Interested in photographing fashion and models? You may want to take a moment to watch the entertaining clip below. In the video, filmmaker, Yolanda Dominguez, sits down with a group of 8 year old children and shows them various photographs from recent fashion campaigns. As they describe their initial reactions to the images, you can’t help but laugh (mostly because they’re right). “There’s a girl taking a sh*t,” exclaims one of the children. “It is like she is poor…” and, “she needs a first aid kit to get healed,” are other examples.
Then, Dominguez begins introducing photos of male models into the mix. Suddenly, we begin hearing things like, “They look like heroes” and “They’re studying to go to university.”
“Always at this time of the year big fashion brands launch their fall/winter campaigns with their carefully produced editorials and their star photographers. This year I asked a group of children aged 8 to describe what they see in some of these commercial campaigns. The result gave us goosebumps: women are drunk and sick, men are heroes and businessmen.”
Hmmm, when you start comparing how the children are (accurately) describing the way female models are portrayed versus the way male models are portrayed, the video begins to take on a whole new meaning. See for yourself…
[ via GQ ]