The difference between a vision and a hallucination - a vision is when other people can see it
Image anthropologist Pam Grossman, director of visual trends at Getty Images, and award-winning journalist Jessica Bennett, contributing editor for the women’s empowerment nonprofit Lean In, examine the changing relationship we have with images – and how we can all use our creativity to shape the future.
Erin Hughes, Manager, Global Brand Communications @ MRM//McCann joins me with a guest post to provide her pov on this session, along with mine (his).
Attending the Getty Images #RePicture seminar was an enlightening opportunity. It was a chance to step outside my own perspective and reevaluate how visual language shifts perceptions on gender and power.
"Images have become a social currency" Lean In contributing editor Jessica Bennett started off, "we live in a time where American teenagers spend an average of 11 hours a day consuming some form of media." She proceeded to educate us that research has shown the more media consumed, the less options a girl feels she has in life. By sexualizing and portraying them in ancillary roles young women feel limited in social opportunities.