Dutch photographer Daantje Bons playfully deconstructs and reconstructs gender roles in her delicate yet striking photographs.
Text by Anna Wim
Often turning the camera lens on herself, the Utrecht-based photographer explores the social construct of femininity through her photography. Her work, characteristic with its minimalist approach and use of bright, eye-catching colors, deals with stereotypes, (unrealistic) expectations and social roles, which are wittily represented in playful compositions made of everyday objects. Over and over, Daantje’s photographs thus become somewhat of a virtual reality where food meets skin, hidden meaning meets form, and normalized ideals meet creative resistance.
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