Women Pose Awkwardly in Public as Satire of Fashion Photography

Poses by Yolanda Dominguez

Poses by Yolanda Dominguez

In her performance piece “Poses,” Spanish artist Yolanda Dominguez created a witty satire of fashion photography by having women awkwardly hold exaggerated fashion poses in public places, much to the confusion of onlookers (video).

“Poses” is a direct criticism of the absurd and artificial world of glamour and of fashion that magazines present. Specifically, the highly-distorted image of women that they transmit through models that do not represent real women and that avoid all those who are not within their restricted parameters.

via PetaPixel & Mashkulture

photos via Yolanda Dominguez