Current Location:
Lake Ontario Hall -> 3rd Floor (LOH)
Location Notes:
LOH; 3rd fl., Left of office 307

Thunder-Thighs

Artwork
Identifier:
2005.206.1
Artist:
Courtney Newbauer
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Photograph
Date:
2005
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 7 in Width: 5 in
Description:
Close up black and white image of a woman's thighs.
Historical Context:
"Molded by media images of thin, firm and svelte bodies, most contemporary women have self-images that fall far short of the glamorized standard. It is a narrow stereotype very few can attain. Nonetheless, it is a message that is pervasive and persuasive, tempting most women to use it as a standard of beauty. The women in this series of photographs assessed their body image and chose the feature they believed was in the greatest conflict with the stereotypical image of beauty. I have used the objective eye of the camera to give these women another viewpoint to embrace. I am grateful for the courage exhibited by these women in sharing their vulnerability and their willingness to provide images that will undoubtedly be compared to the viewer's preconceptions." -Courtney Newbauer