Chloe Meynier

Beyond Contemplation from the series Made in the Shade (2018).

Through a mise-en-scene self-portraiture series, Made In The Shade depicts characters in mid-century modern settings, mirroring an era that was aspiring for change. These carefully staged scenes offer a powerful lens through which the viewer can contemplate women in a specifically non-objectified way. The absence of context gives these characters the power to be who they want to be: architects, scientists, engineers, doctors: roles which have historically been fulfilled by men. Through a female gaze, the work questions how society shapes human beliefs and ideologies, and overall, reinforces the importance to continue the action for gender equality. I @chloemeynier