Ken Okoye ― Photographer

Montreal, Canada

Curator Series

"An exploration of ingrained gender stereotypes and their effect on self-image. Using friends and acquaintances posing under the condition of anonymity rather than professional models, each woman was given a pair of brightly coloured tights to wear, placed in front of a white wall and given no further instruction for the duration of the shoot.

Incredibly, every woman played woman played to an assumed male gaze. They all removed their underwear without being prompted and provided nearly identical, stereotypically hypersexualised, poses."