fredag 11 mars 2011

När kulturklubban slår...Annie Leibovitz

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In April 2008, the American Vogue had a cover shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, featuring supermodel Gisele Bündchen and basketball superstar LeBron James. This was the third time that Vogue featured a male on the cover of the American issue (the other two being George Clooney and Richard Gere), and the first time with a black man. 

Criticism was immediate from many commentators because it was perceived as a prejudiced depiction of James beside the much smaller Gisele in a pose reminiscent of King Kong carrying off Fay Wray. Further criticism arose when the website Watching the Watchers analyzed the photo alongside the World War I recruitment poster titled Destroy This Mad Brute.

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Annie Liebovitz

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