SUBJECT 2: Class

This portrait should contrast the extremes between class and conventional behaviours within certain social cirles.

For these images in particular I would like to look at how body language, gestures and visual appearance change someones connotations to a certain class background.

I am planning to portray a rather wealthy/middle class person and then turn her into a stereotypical representation of a ‘chav’ by changing hair, make-up and body language accordingly.

The person I have chosen for this project is of mixed background (turkish/greek). These cultural groups are often streotyped into practising lower class behaviour.

I find it very interesting to address the battle between class and discourses about certain cultural backgrounds as well as the generalised discourses about behaviour and appearance of class background.


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