Pretty Ugly, by Public Profile Project


The Public Profile Project is an examination of online female identities through found media on Facebook, Tumblr and Youtube. Though each piece could stand alone, Public Profile is united as a whole through issues of voyeurism, exploitation and feminism. Whether originally created out of a need for attention or simply a mimicry of others, these women’s content en mass produces a culture that sexualizes and objectifies.

The staggering number of social media images is nearly impossible to regard contextually, the banal often overwhelming the significant. However, observed differently, these sites can also be seen as a billion-man poll of contemporary society. In the context of Public Profile, the conclusions are simultaneously uncomfortable and inconclusive regarding our identity in this online world.

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