'Propaganda' Shoot Hooks Viewers With Social Commentary

 - Jul 15, 2009   Updated: Mar 24 2011
References: barba.ru & behance.net
'Propaganda' by Alexander Toropchin of BARBA is an incredible illusory photo shoot that turns models into fish on a giant hook.

The hook in question within Alexander Toropchin's 'Propaganda' shoot is comprised of rolled-up pieces of newspaper--a fitting medium considering the title of the collection.

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Implications - Art can be enjoyed for aesthetic reasons, or it can be appreciated for its social commentary. Using a hook that appears to go through his subject's head, Toropchin seems to makes the point that society is being "caught" -- or "hooked" into propaganda. Such commentary also alludes to the consumer as a victim of technology, consumerism and other modern societal developments.