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The Subtle Inequality

Artwork
Identifier:
2021.4.5
Artist:
Meghan Reiman
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Photograph
Date:
2020
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 17" Width: 22"
Description:
Black and white close-up photograph of a woman's face. Her eye and cheekbone lower left corner of the image, her curly short hair along the right side of the image.
Historical Context:
Meghan Reiman's series of photographs, Subtle Inequality, tackles gender inequalities that women suffer from on a daily basis. From judgement over breast size, snide comments on how loud or how much a woman speaks, to how innocent or religious a woman appears, women are constantly surrounded by unreasonable expectations, unappreciated, overlooked and held back because of their gender. These are all real life examples collected by Reiman from over 25 women she used for her photo shoot. Reiman asks this of the viewer, "While you view these photographs, think about your experience with gender inequality, or how you may have reinforced these stereotypes themselves, whether on purpose or by accident. Knowledge is the key to changing out ways. Think about ways you can switch the tide of these stories."