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The Gaze

As the viewer you are a witness to the image.  Is your looking/gazing a passive or an active act?  Are the subjects in these pictures interacting with you?  With the camera?  Click on each photo to learn more about the subject. 



Are you surprised by what you found?


The Power of the Gaze

  • To gaze is to form a relationship with the subject that you are looking at, and that relationship has many implications, including
    a power structure. Have you been given the "right" to gaze at
    the subject? 
  • Does your gazing at the subject, objectify it, making the person less of an individual and more of an attribute of something such as beauty, virtue, or even an ornament?   

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