stereotypes

Photographer creates powerful portraits of nurses, pastors and CEOs dressed as terrorists, thugs and vagrants to challenge social stereotypes | Daily Mail Online

A former U.S. Marine turned photographer has produced a powerful and thought-provoking photo series which seeks to challenge common stereotypes.Joel Pares, based in Dallas, Texas, photographed ten diverse subjects twice; once in their natural state, and again dressed up to mimic an associated social stereotype.Among his subjects are a New York-based nurse dressed as a terrorist, a Harvard graduate dressed as a gangster, a Hispanic CEO dressed as a gardener, and an Iraq veteran dressed as a vagrant.

Jefferson Moon, Harvard Graduate

Jefferson Moon, Harvard Graduate

via Photographer creates powerful portraits of nurses, pastors and CEOs dressed as terrorists, thugs and vagrants to challenge social stereotypes | Daily Mail Online.

Shahar Shaleem, New York Nurse

Shahar Shaleem, New York-based Nurse

Ben Alvarez,  Founder of Family Outreach Program

Ben Alvarez, Founder of Family Outreach Program

Alienated Conclusions: What If Black Women Were White Women?

Alienated Conclusions: What If Black Women Were White Women?.

White female features would be declared violent. Their “jagged” thin lips, “knife sharp” noses, and “harsh” jaw lines would be nature’s way of expressing why men have a natural preference for the soft features of black women. Soft lips, soft cheekbones, and soft, round noses would be proof of natural femininity. Full, pink lips and large, dark eyes would become associated with virginal black girls whose purity must not be compromised. Black female features would thus be said to represent youth.