Tag Archives: gender

Re-presentation, disability and gender: Have any contemporary artists represented disabled women?

I began this journey some time ago by asking whether there are any commonalities in the visual representation of women and disabled people. What I found suggested the answer to be yes and no. The common feature throughout both popular … Continue reading

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Re-presentation, disability and gender: Contemporary representations of women in art images

So far in this part of my research I have aimed to identify and track common representations of disabled women. I have identified how popular online imagery defined disabled women in quite narrow ways in terms of impairment and physicality … Continue reading

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Re-presentation, disability and gender: Modern representations of disabled women in popular imagery

The Family of Man The Family of Man exhibition opened at the Museum of Modern Art in New York on January 24th 1955 and has been shown around the world since then. The exhibition was composed of 503 photographs grouped … Continue reading

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Re-presentation, disability and gender: Modern representations of disabled women in art images

In my last post I got to a point where I am clear that the representation of women in both important and popular imagery has been quite limited to white westernised, idealised versions of pretty women or motherhood shaped largely … Continue reading

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A photo a day – pixels

This is not a woman

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Re-presentation, disability and gender: searching for popular representations

In my last post I on this subject found that the representation of women online appeared to be very narrow. But the search was cursory and limited to using Google and the following terms under images: 1) Women and 2) … Continue reading

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Re-presentation, disability and gender: Are there commonalities in the visual representation of women and disabled people?

I don’t propose to cover the history of the representation of women and disabled people here; just answer the question. Suffice to say the notions of what is means to be a women are created, reflected and negotiated party through … Continue reading

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Re-presentation, disability and gender: Stigma, presentation and representation

Goffman researched and explored the role of stigma in the early 1960s (Goffman, 1963). He identified and explained three types of stigma: character traits; physical traits and group traits. His research demonstrated that while some physical traits can be socially … Continue reading

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Re-presentation: How people see us and how we see ourselves

A colleague of mine has created an interesting set of images focussed around different identities – see here   Stan’s concept is outlined in his draft statement here.  The approach resonated with me and my work because they both share issues … Continue reading

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A photo a day – lips

To those of you who posted good wishes – thanks. I am feeling better and plan to get up and out for a while to blow my cobwebs away. Today’s photo is about health – I have blood in my … Continue reading

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