They Body-Shamed Her Online. Then This Photographer Struck Back.

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Description

The Bully Pulpit examines the culture of cyberbullying in social media and the use of photographs to articulate a response to the bullies who believe that they are making their comments under the cloak of anonymity. The responses for the cyber bullies are made through self-portrait photographs that include a subject dressed as the bully and the comment that the bully made. The public social media profiles of cyber bullies are used as sources to create the costumes for the subject of the photograph. The photograph with included bullying texts are responses that cannot be removed from the internet unlike texts responses that can be deleted.

Period20 Sep 2018

Media contributions

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Media contributions

  • TitleThey Body-Shamed Her Online. Then This Photographer Struck Back.
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletThe New York Times
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited States
    Date20/09/18
    DescriptionThe Bully Pulpit examines the culture of cyberbullying in social media and the use of photographs to articulate a response to the bullies who believe that they are making their comments under the cloak of anonymity. The responses for the cyber bullies are made through self-portrait photographs that include a subject dressed as the bully and the comment that the bully made. The public social media profiles of cyber bullies are used as sources to create the costumes for the subject of the photograph. The photograph with included bullying texts are responses that cannot be removed from the internet unlike texts responses that can be deleted.
    Producer/AuthorEvelyn Nieves
    PersonsHaley Morris-Cafiero

Keywords

  • self-portrait
  • cyberbullying
  • performance art
  • photography