(more than) dust. by Jamie Oliveira, Paperback

(more than) dust. by Jamie Oliveira, Paperback

(more than) dust. is a photo book that challenges the harmful treatment of femmes through the direct confrontation of statements that have been said to them. These...

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ISBN-13:9781523352609
Publisher:CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:01/30/2016
Pages:88
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.23(d)
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(more than) dust. by Jamie Oliveira

(more than) dust. is a photo book that challenges the harmful treatment of femmes through the direct confrontation of statements that have been said to them. These windows of experience mirror the invalidation, minimization, misogyny, and abuse that permeate our interpersonal spaces.
There are three quotes that follow each portrait, documenting each person's individual experiences. The photographs of the quotes deconstruct the normalization of harmful treatment by fostering a relationship with the context, emotions, and stigmas associated with each statement.
By sharing these experiences, we are speaking up about treatment that we are so often expected to tolerate, ignore, and remain silent about. After sharing my own experiences with toxic relationships, and the tremendous growth that took place during that process, this project has gradually evolved into this platform for others to share. The cathartic act of revealing the internalized in such a vulnerable way serves to heal the disparaging ways we communicate with one another.