Photographer Anna Friemoth has a knack for combining comedy, fine art photography and social commentary and she shows it off in Words for Women, a photography series that pokes fun at put-downs that are most commonly directed at girls.
Words for Women is currently showing at New York’s Gallery 151. The photographs feature literal interpretations of common put-downs, from the overtly gendered “sugar tits” to terms like “gold digger”, “arm candy” and “wallflower”.
The resulting images provide hilarious insight into the absurdity of the labels. In Wallflower the model appears to be literally stuck to the wall, in Butterface Friemoth smears a stick of butter across her face and in Sugar Tits… well, you get the picture.
Friemoth has previously impressed audiences with her self-portrait series, 10 Commandments. Her quirky combination of the familiar and the absurd takes centre stage in this series. Friemoth poses theatrically as she breaks each of the biblical commandments in everyday, modern scenarios.
Gallery 151 is a New York City initiative that supports emerging New York-based artists.