I wanted to create a short collage portrait series that expressed negative emotions and reactions felt when being catcalled: Defensiveness, anger and embarrassment. I went for cuts and layouts that evoke a sense of confusion and discomfort. This juxtaposes with soft, bright imagery.
Don’t Tell Me to Smile
By Jasmine Romero
Ladies, summer is officially here. I’s time to have at least one hand on sunscreen and one eye on the nearest shady area at all times – this is not a drill. Say your prayers to Rihanna or whoever you believe in that we make it out of this one alive.
A series of murals of feminist icons have been placed all across London in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the UK’s first laws giving many women the right to vote. The murals contain 50 women from the past (such as Sojourner Truth and Sophia Duleep Singh) and present (Malala Yousafzai) who have played a role in the fight for equal rights.
At the contemporary art fair, Scope, artist Leah Schrager took a deep look into the double standards of social media culture in her display Female Friendly. Mounted side by side from each other, one image is a screenshot from her personal Instagram account of a mirror selfie with a few comments, while the other is from her alter ego, Ona’s Instagram account of her in Calvin Klein underwear with even more comments.
For the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—a document founded as a result of the human rights violations brought on by World War I—30 women and non-binary artists across the globe have designed prints for the human rights we still fight for today.
Nike has partnered with the global network aimed at highlighting women creatives, Girlgaze, on their latest Air Force 1 sneakers launch. The campaign is shot by eight female-identifying Girlgaze photographers capturing images of Nike’s Unsung Heroes.
For this year’s Art Basel Miami Beach, artist Suzy Kellems Dominik explores the physical and psychological emotions involved in the orgasm through I Can Feel. The twelve foot tall neon sculpture and light show depicts anatomical elements (which flashes on a 27.68 second loop) with fireworks and a ribbon setting off around it.