Beyond Compare: Exhibition of Women Photographers
Whilst looking at the website of the Canadian National Eating Disorders Information Centre, NEDIC, I came across an interesting online exhibition, entitled 'Beyond Compare' and sponsored by Dove. It consists of photographs of women, taken by women, which are all on the theme of beauty.
I felt uncomfortable about some of the images, some of which show very stereotyped ideas of beauty, including some very underweight women.
But other images clearly challenge traditional ideas of beauty, and show women of all ages and colours, revelling in their diversity.
I particularly liked an image of an older woman doing her make up, entitled 'Mirror (Close Up)' and taken by Margi Geerlinks (look carefully as there's more to this one than meets the eye). Also a wonderfully powerful image of Aung San Suu Kyi, taken by Brigitte Lacombe.
Have a look at the exhibition and let me know what you think.