SCARED OF GIRLS, a series of works by Annika Weertz, deals with the desexualisation and demystification of womankind in two different stages. 


The first stage focuses on the faces of the women photographed and aims to portray these in a new perspective. In order to do so, a simple portrait shot was taken and subsequently set in contrast with a distorted portrait shot. The beautiful and the presentable should vanish.

The second stage of the series addresses the female breast, which connotes ideas of a primarily sexual nature in Western societies. In social networks, a woman's breast and particularly her nipples are often censored. The exposure of the female breast at a seemingly inappropriate moment is perceived as obscene, vulgar and uncalled for. In such an unwanted situation, the sight of a woman’s naked breast can come across as threatening and obtrusive, due to the sexual connotations it carries. The female breast is not perceived like any other body part. In fact, its exposure is only desirable in terms of lust and sexual urges - and in this context only. Being a woman herself, the photographer approaches the breast from a female perspective and chooses to abstract it in order to detach it from its sexualisation. In doing so, she also shows that the female breast is not only an object of sexual desire but a normal part of the female body, with which a woman can do whatever she wants.
 © Annika Weertz
 © Annika Weertz
 © Annika Weertz
 © Annika Weertz
 © Annika Weertz
 © Annika Weertz
 © Annika Weertz
 © Annika Weertz
 © Annika Weertz
 © Annika Weertz
 © Annika Weertz
 © Annika Weertz
 © Annika Weertz
 © Annika Weertz
 © Annika Weertz
 © Annika Weertz
 © Annika Weertz
 © Annika Weertz
 © Annika Weertz
 © Annika Weertz
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