Less Icon




black-and-white photograph

The series of black-and-white photographs, Less Icon, question the standard of female beauty in Chinese society that turns women to become having the same mode of appearance through so many generations. The visual appearance of this work accentuates to refuse to be the “beauty” that is closed to the dominant social standard of female beauty, which has been passed from the past to the present.

In my self-shooting photography works, my face is covered by the paste with flour and water for not showing my identity. Through this group of pictures, I want to pose the question of the identity of the women who do not have any of their personal features after cosmetic surgeries like many Chinese Internet celebrities. To refuse to represent femininity that appears in Chinese Internet celebrities’ selfies for sex appeal, I create images of myself with a powerful and terrifying atmosphere.

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