Allaire Bartel's Thought-Provoking Photo Series is on Oppression

By: Alyson Wyers - Mar 4, 2015
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In her thought-provoking photo series, photographer Allaire Bartel captures male entitlement as experienced by professional women in everyday scenarios. 'Boundaries' explores a complex concept: the oppression of females doesn't just happen in extreme and isolated situations such as rape or physical abuse, but also occurs in seemingly smaller ways.

The thought-provoking photo series depicts a blank-faced woman participating in average activities like yoga, sitting at a bar, cooking breakfast at home, walking the streets at night and working at a desk. Male entitlement is represented with a man's arms grabbing, groping and behaving intrusively towards the woman's body. The actions in the pictures "perpetuate the idea that 'woman' does not mean the same thing as 'human.'"