Jeff Gates: First Among Equals: A Visual Critique of the Fashion Photographs of Ruven Afanador




 
  • ©1990, Jeff Gates

Artist(s):


Title:


    First Among Equals: A Visual Critique of the Fashion Photographs of Ruven Afanador

Exhibition:


Creation Year:


    1990

Medium:


    Ink jet printout

Size:


    30 x 24

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Technical Information:


    Hardware: Apple Macintosh IIcx, Howtek scanner, Fuji ink jet printer.
    Software: Studio 8.


Other Information:


    The main photograph was taken directly from a newspaper fashion spread that appeared in the Baltimore Sun during the 1988 Summer Olympics. Using the computer’s ability to sort and collage, I have added elements which reinforce and comment upon the original photograph’s blatant use of gender stereotypes and political iconography.