Valerie Amani

The Violence of Beauty

Digital media

Exploring the emotional violence towards women perpetuated by the media. I wanted to present the woman as an object being both on a pedestal and in a prison. Expectations of how a woman can look turns in self-doubt and self- deprecation (violence towards self), which changes how we treat our children and how we expect other women to look. We become judgmental and subconsciously continue to perpetuate the message from the media (violence towards others). The circle represents this continuous cycle

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