Women in society have been brought up to be feminine and abide by rules on how to be a ‘lady’, following the royals of etiquette and certain codes of behaviour. Today the rise of female empowerment is fighting back on how women should act, look, eat and dress. In fashion photography, many female models have been objectified to the male gaze, creating an unrealistic expectation of beauty on social media and television, effecting the way women think they need to look. Challenging my own understanding of what feminism is, this celebrates the twenty-first century woman, with fashion and the body playing vital roles in subverting historic ways of how women are brought up to be a ‘lady’.
Georgina Abreu • Airidas Akucevicius • Cullan Chapman • Vicki Cragg • Karis Harvey • Meg Jackson • Tom Johnson • Bianka Kmostincova • Esther Lewis • Stephanie Macfarlane • Hannah Newton • Emily Price • Sapphire Stewart • Louise Toovey • Sarah-Charlotte Whalley • Katie Whelan • Roshan Whittaker •