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Post-Truth: A Mere Icon

Shalini Moodley

Shalini Moodley challenges the iconic style of pin-up photography, famously attributed with the American fifties era. Her project seeks to redefine the stereotypes of women in pin-up, while being underlined by a political standpoint. In doing so she incorporates models of racial diversity, which have been noticeably absent from the genre, similarly as they are now in the general modelling world and the media. 

Each shot is strategically set up to channel the famous poses and expressions of pin-up, seen illustrating women as the definition of seduction and fantasy. With that being considered, these photos steer away from their original use of objectification and instead utilise props to satirise negative problems established by contemporary American culture today. 

POST TRUTH: A MERE ICON

 

Shalini Moodley

Shalini Moodley challenges the iconic style of pin-up photography, famously attributed with the American fifties era. Her project seeks to redefine the stereotypes of women in pin-up, while being underlined by a political standpoint. In doing so she incorporates models of racial diversity, which have been noticeably absent from the genre, similarly as they are now in the general modelling world and the media. 

Each shot is strategically set up to channel the famous poses and expressions of pin-up, seen illustrating women as the definition of seduction and fantasy. With that being considered, these photos steer away from their original use of objectification and instead utilise props to satirise negative problems established by contemporary American culture today.