The #RePicture campaign has given us the opportunity to reshape and reimagine how we think about various concepts and challenge how we visually represent different groups in society.
One of the most important and relevant clichés being challenged by our photographers is Femininity and how this is visually portrayed in today’s society.
One of the most important and relevant clichés that is being challenged by our photographers is Femininity and how this is portrayed in today’s society.
Following on from our recent article covering Innovation, Beauty and Femininity, we have decided to take another look at some of images that are helping us redefine Femininity.
Here are four more images reflecting different portrayals of Feminity, with reflections from the photographers:
1. Portrait of a young tattooed women by Luis Alvarez
“Femininity cannot be constrained to a specific appearance. It goes beyond what one sees at first glance. Whether rebellious or harmonious in looks, femininity is an aura the viewer feels and is transmitted clearly in this image.”
2. Middle Eastern Woman by Juan Monino
“Femininity is wrongly defined in many cultures; remove the trappings of fashion and a woman’s real femininity surfaces.”
To explore more of Juan’s work you can visit his website or you can view the rest of his collection on iStock.
3. Woman mountain biker riding a wheelie by Matjaz Boncina
“Putting aside the woman's mountain bike, protection equipment and artistic skills of riding a wheelie there is her amazing femininity still hiding behind (under) it all.”
4. Portrait of warehouse businesswomen smiling by Steve Cole
“What I wanted to represent in this photo is the strong female business women who has overcome any fears and insecurities which may have arose as a result of gender stereotypes in the work place. They act upon their ambition, hopes, and dreams to accomplish their goals. The capacity to flourish beyond the walls of an office is an attribute most business leaders uphold proudly. And it all has to begin somewhere. Self-belief is key.”
Discover more images that RePicture Femininity on iStock, along with 16 other concepts that iStock contributors have been repicturing.
We are always keen to hear your views on what we can RePicture and how our contributors have done so already. If you would like to participate in the campaign you can upload a photo you’ve taken to Twitter or Instagram, and adding the #RePicture hashtag.
Follow the whole RePicture journey here and through our social accounts and websites to see all of the concepts we are discussing.
Editor's Note: Please note, by adding #RePicture to your photos, you grant us only the right to publish your images, credited to you, on our Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook accounts.