Rachel Graves


Rachel Graves


UK-based photographer Rachel Graves links the “domination and exploitation” of women to that of animals in her series of self-portraits entitled Menagerie. Grave’s diptychs are meant to illustrate the similar objectification of women and animals that she says ranges from “the mass media fantasy images of impossibly proportioned women and happy cartoon cows and chickens, to the animal names and insults directed toward women.” She points out that while women are called foxes, bitches, birds, lambs—domestic and game animals—men are most often compared to animals of strength and power—wolves, bears, stallions.

Rachel Graves


Rachel Graves


Rachel Graves


via Lens Culture

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