Three covers for the viral campaign I shot for Catapult.org
Even in 2014, the rights of women and girls are severely threatened by sex trafficking, slavery, child marriage and other violations around the world. International Women’s Day, observed annually on March 8, continues to spread awareness and garner support — and change — for women across the globe.
Catapult, a crowdfunding site dedicated specifically to the advancement of women and girls, has released a startling new visual campaign in an attempt to make this year’s IWD “more than just a cover story.” The Cover Stories campaign features three mock magazine covers that highlight terrifyingly real human rights issues to push the conversation forward.
The magazines display the grisly names Child Bride, Good Slavekeeping and Thirteen — wordplays on the popular magazines Brides, Good Housekeeping and Seventeen, respectively.
Headlines such as "The Wedding You’ll Never Forget But Wish You Could" and "Who Needs a Childhood Anyway?" float next to the young models. The cover of Good Slavekeeping pretends to cater to the human rights violators themselves, adding another dark layer to the already serious campaign.
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Sustainable Development Program Associate
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Realizing clean water access for the communities of the Ekumfi district, Central Region, Ghana
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Light by *December Sun on Flickr.
Selena (1997) (Dir. Gregory Nava)
Viva el señor avocado.
Young poet, educator and activist - Malcolm London, Louder Than a Bomb 2014 (via faineemae)
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Rick Owens Slams Conventional Beauty At Paris Fashion Week
Sleek silhouettes and entrancing runway music were put on hold in Paris last week for Rick Owens’ 2014 spring collection. Instead stomps, shouts, and a stream of American step dancers thumped out onto the runway to showcase the designer’s latest work.
Stepping (the choreography that exploded on stage) is a form of competitive dance that combines synchronized stomps, arm movements, hand gestures, and yells. It’s reminiscent of the precision of your high school’s marching band, but with the hype of the football players taking the field.
Owens collected the dancers from four different step teams in the U.S. in a move to reject the fashion industry’s standards of beauty and encourage diversity on the runway. The models’ full figures, athletic legs, and varying heights only added to the impact of the collection, which featured earthy tones, leather vests, tunics, and makeshift high tops.
The girls strutted with fierce faces—literally—putting the traditional model pout to shame. There were frowns, snarls, intimidating smiles, even straight-faced stares. The overall message? A defiant attitude and loud confidence.
Well, Mr. Owens, we definitely got the message, and we’re hoping to see more everyday women on the runways ASAP!
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(Photo: The Cut)
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