Posts Tagged ‘photography’

What Constitutes “Voyeurism” In D.C.?

After a man was arrested on the National Mall for voyeurism after filming up women's skirts on July 4th, some people were like, hey now—that's illegal? It is in D.C.: Voyeurism was made a criminal offense by the Omnibus Public Safety Emergency Act of 2006 [PDF].
Below, the District's rules on putting your "electronic devices" in [...]

Consent and Manipulation in Olivia Munn’s Playboy Shoot

When Playboy offered Oliva Munn the chance to pose nude on the cover of the magazine, she declined. When Playboy offered Munn the chance to pose clothed on the cover of the magazine, she accepted. But once Munn got to the set, Playboy's photographer, stylist, and team of handlers staged a day-long attempt to coerce [...]

Female Photographers, the Phallic Camera, and the Male Gaze

If we must turn the art of photography into a sexual metaphor, this is how it usually goes: The camera represents the photographer's phallus. The camera's lens is the artistic extension of the male gaze. Female subjects "make love" to the camera, and by extension, the artist. But what happens when a photography exhibit featuring [...]

Photos: Wednesday, In The Stockroom

Photos: The Graphic Arts

Photos: Close Of Business Time

Kerri Dennis, 20, and her boyfriend Blake Denham, 24, sit at a table inside the Greyhound bus station. A mess of carry-out food between them, Blake rests his head on the table, and tries to fall asleep. It was just after 1 p.m. and the station is dead. In three-and-a-half hours, the couple would be [...]

Photograph Street Harassment For Fun And Awareness

It's a common response to cat-calls on local street harassment blog Hollaback DC: Snap a photo of your harasser and share his face with the world. Now, Hollaback DC hopes to turn its anti-hollerin' tactic into an artform: The blog is hosting its first ever street harassment photography contest.

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