The Yard Collage, 2012
11 × 9 in
27.9 × 22.9 cm
Sports fans have caused actual riots, but people still take sports seriously. Boy band fans scream at concerts, and suddenly they’re “a spectacle of the natural world.” Things that are made for women, particularly young women, are automatically given less respect. Girls who get interested in comic books or video games or science fiction get called “fake geek girls.”
Magazines and television and advertisements tell teenage girls that they should like certain things, and then other magazines tell girls that they’re stupid for liking those things. Then magazines publish articles and TV shows run specials wondering why teenage girls don’t have better self esteem, like they didn’t make it that way.
There’s nothing wrong with teenage girls being enthusiastic about boy bands or (heaven forbid) having sexual feelings about the boys in boy bands. There is something wrong with the way that other people react to teenage girls and their interests.
Thank you for this.
forces family photos, staging stiff compositions out of friends and relatives in familiar places. Gentile challenges accepted notions of relationships between people, simultaneously trying to place himself within this structure through photography. The photos are warm and humorous, offering a fresh take on the family as subject.
My work has been featured in this article along with some of my colleagues :)
Soooo cool congrats guys!
This maddening “literacy” test, administered to prospective voters in Louisiana before the Voting Rights Act made that illegal, will turn your brain to mush: http://slate.me/11NOkTc
Wtf is this even
This is nasty. I had a teacher in elementary school who gave us really similar “quizzes” and almost got fired for it. The fact that this used to be used to prevent poc from voting is really fucking gross.