- To develop your ability to identify non-stereotypical images of women, people of colour, LGBTQ+ people, elderly people and disabled people.
- Access to the internet and a colour printer (alternatively, newspapers and magazines can be used for this activity)
- A1 paper sheet, scissors, glue stick and felt-tip pens
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Exercise 1: Going beyond stereotypical images
Before you start this exercise, please read The world needs more photos that challenge stereotypes and focus on the main points of this article, especially the impact commercial photographs have on the representation of different groups in society.
Now, search for non-steretotypical images of women, people of colour, LGBTQ+ people, elderly people, and people with disabilities on the internet, especially on stock photography sites (e.g. Shutterstock, Fotolia, Dreamstime, Getty Images, iStock, Stocksy, Depositphotos, Alamy). Please complete the table with a short description of the photos you found.
|Non-steretotypical images of…||Descriptions|
|People of colour|
|People with disabilities|
Try to find three images for each group of people and save them on your desktop or laptop.
Make a collage with these images. You can add some text as well.
To finish this exercise, look at the final product and think of ways of challenging stereotypes at the visual level. You may want to consider the following question: