Grete Stern was a German photographer who fought against gender stereotypes of the 30s and 40s with her strange and surreal images blending typography, advertising, and avant-garde photography to create unconventional depictions of women. In a time when women were expected to keep quiet and stay at home, Stern joined the Bauhaus school and began making work that looks like it could have come straight from a dream. Stern's surreal images feature women as lost and domestic figures. Their eyes are glazed over and hollow. The message here is clear – women are treated as objects. And these photomontages represents how it feels to be lost in that stereotype. Via: So good so bad
Fazlalizadeh is a New York-based illustrator and muralist, who recently created the "Stop Telling Women to Smile Series' to address gender-based street harassment. She pastes portraits of women with captions aimed at men outside in public places around New York. Her impact on tackling street harassment has travelled far and wide, taking on international locations like Paris and Mexico City.
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