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Switch by JJ Levine Takes Awkward School Dance Photos to Next Level

By: Meghan Young - Published: Apr 4, 2014 • References: jjlevine and fastcodesign
Switch by JJ Levine is another playful exploration into the concept of gender. Created by the same photographer who brought people 'Alone Time,' the Montreal-based artist convincingly and confusingly recreates it in an adolescent setting where awkwardness arises at the drop of a hat.

Posing in classic prom date portraits, the couples participating in Switch by JJ Levine definitely have a good sense of humor. Although people will get a good chuckle out of the images, the series helps "destabilize the idea of gender as a singular, fixed state, instead revealing its fluidity," writes Carey Dunne of Fast Co Design.

The definition of gender is portrayed as superficial by the standards of Switch by JJ Levine, since people can easily be persuaded into believing a different truth based solely on costumes.