Sunday, August 15, 2010

Woman Examining Man

Woman Examining Man by Helmut Newton is one of my favorite photographs. The shadows, his back, her legs splayed, the overt sexuality, the role reversal, her gaze objectifying the man in a way that she is normally objectified. It's a picture to be analyzed for hours.

I finally saw it in person, displayed at Tate Modern's Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera exhibition, which is quite an interesting show. For those in London, it is on until October 3rd.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

I love Helmut Newton. There's always something new to see in his photography. I like the way the woman is objectifying the man, but our gaze is on the woman, so the lines of voyeurism and who is really being looked at are blurred.