My final year project centers on the analysis of stereotypes within the context of sexuality. I wanted to gain a better comprehension of why stereotyping happens. Is it a natural human behavior, a construction, what defines each stereotype, etc? There are five particular stereotypes within western culture that I focused on: the nubile heterosexual female; the virile heterosexual male; the androgynous bisexual; the aggressive homosexual female and the effeminate homosexual male. These five sexualities create the foundation to humanity's categorisation of sexuality in which sexuality is simplified into a confined nomenclature. I created photographic compositions that fragment and exaggerate the superficial milieu that categorically defines one's sexuality within society. Via this methodology I hope to emphasise society's naïve and orthodox comprehension of sexuality.
Katarzyna Branicka • Hayley Burnett • Mat Hay • Pierre Lequeux • Sarah Jayne Merrett • Ania Mokrzycka • Jagoda Wisniewska •