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This series is part of a larger project on which the photographer is currently working. With this series, Flaminia Reposi wanted to add a deeper message to the usual "pop" and colored façade of her photos. Pleasure to meat you, treats in an ironic way of two debates at the heart of today's society. First of all : meat consumption. Global meat production and consumption have increased rapidly in recent decades, with harmful effects on the environment and public health as well as on the economy, according to research done by Worldwatch Institute’s Nourishing the Planet project for Vital Signs Online. Worldwide meat production has tripled over the last four decades and increased 20% in just the last 10 years. Meanwhile, industrial countries are consuming growing amounts of meat, nearly double the quantity in developing countries. Not only meat consumption is increasing drastically, but also the use of animal skin or fur in fashion is unfortunately still present. By using an hamburger like an ashtray or an hotdog like a cigarette, the photographer wanted to bring attention and criticize this aspect of modern society, where meat and animals in general are often “overused” for wrong purposes. The second theme treated in this series is the fact of being a woman. The sexual allegations on Harvey Weinstein has shed light on an aspect often forgotten: sexual abuse on women. Too often women are seen as "pieces of meat" that can be consumed without asking their permission or opinion. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 35% of women worldwide have experienced physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner, or sexual violence by another person at some point in their lives. However, some nationwide studies show that up to 70% of women have been physically and / or sexually abused by an intimate partner during their lifetime. In the series, this topic is showed by the choice of the clothes (and by the model). The model’s outfit (la femme t-shirt + crimson red jacket), really refer to this topic on which we need to raise more and more awareness.

Model : Marion Vienne Blue Jacket : Thomas Barone MUA : Azami Tissam Assistant : Patrick Sambiasi www.behance.net/flaminiareposi

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Profile for Propaah Magazine

Propaah issue2  

Issue 2 (January 2018) of PROPAAH, a quarterly online magazine promoting the work of young and upcoming artists in the field of photography.

Propaah issue2  

Issue 2 (January 2018) of PROPAAH, a quarterly online magazine promoting the work of young and upcoming artists in the field of photography.

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