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Ok, so this is pretty much copy and pasted from a post I made on another social networking site.
I've got a sociology class this semester, and I have to do a visual presentation relating to a social issue, and based on an after class conversation with the professor I've been assigned a multi-fold subject.
Body Image / Beauty Standards / Pornography
Basically the Body Image is a "trouble," an individual level thing, it ties into the social "issue" of Beauty Standards, and ties into the epidemic comprised of what people do to meet those standards, and how along with the changes in Beauty Standards, the deviant nature of Pornography has changed.
I'm going to take B&W photos of Marilyn Monroe, and perhaps Bettie Page, along with an image or two of an old fertility goddess statue, and combine them with photos I need to take.
I need some women (I've got in mind about three to four body types) with varied body types to model for a plain, simple nude photo taken from the front in front of a white background.
And I need to take some abstract photos of someone with a turtleneck, ring neck, and relatively low v-neck shirt, as well as long sleeves and sleeveless. And to show some ankle and a leg.
I'm going to blur faces (even Marilyn's face) and erase identifying marks, and everything is going to be B&W and grainy. I'm going to ask questions like, "which of these are beautiful?" and bring every woman (the statues are exempt) to the same level of presentation in order to encourage people to discard their biases.
I'm going to use the abstract photos to show what was considered scandalous (the pornographic aspect of the paper) and how that standard has changed without actually having to put what is currently considered pornography on my visual presentation.
So if anyone is willing to help or possibly willing and wanting more info, please contact me via email or cell phone.
The presentation itself is worth 1/10th of my grade for this class, and the accompanying journal entries and such contribute towards an additional 2/10ths of my grade, so depending on how much additional paperwork ties into the visual presentation, this could be up to ONE THIRD of my total grade for this class.
I could really use some volunteers.
I have one volunteer and one backup. I still need more help!!
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