The role of cultural capital in perceiving pornified contemporary fashion photography

So here is finally my dissertation from the London College of Fashion.

Couple of months of reading books, flicking through magazines, writing and discussing with my fantastic mentor Nikola Mijović. I found it really interesting reading and writing about this topic and I am sure you are going to find it too if you take some time and read it… At least the historical introduction if you are not so keen with more complex theories…

Introduction…

In this dissertation we are going to explore the role of cultural capital in perceiving pornifieded contemporary fashion photography. Although the perception towards the
erotic, or as we call them pornified images, in the media changed drastically in the last 50 years since the sexual revolution, there are still different polemics concerning this topic. In the first part of the dissertation we are going to take a look at the short history of sexualized motifs. After that we are going to investigate the meaning of some of the key terms in this dissertation such as pornification, obscenity, erotica, nude and naked… Later we will focus on the distinction between so called high culture and low culture that answers many questions about the perception of pornified images in different magazines. We are also going to discuss the importance of postmodernism to the topic of dissolving the boundaries between high and low culture and influence of liberalization of pornified images in mainstream media. Towards the end of the dissertation we are going to highlight the connection of these topics within fashion photography. At the end we are going to thoroughly deconstruct the key studies photographs from three different magazines.

To read the reast of the dissertation just click the link below:

The role of cultural capital in perceiving pornified contemporary fashion photography

And some photos that I have deconstruct in my dissertation.

Photo by Terry Richardson

Kate Moss by Corinne Day

~ by matjazz on August 27, 2010.

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