Focused on showcasing the female body in unconventional ways, “Pink Pistols” is a promising exhibition that opens tomorrow night in London’s Doomed Gallery. Co-curators Simone Steenberg and Lolo Bates believe it’s time for a cultural shift in attitude, having grown exhausted by the flood of hyper-sexualized imagery in fashion. “By changing the context and the view of the female body within fashion imagery, we hope to create affect in society that goes beyond fashion,” Steenberg said.
The initial idea for “Pink Pistols” was conceptualized after Steenberg and Bates took a trip to Paris. “We really clicked and had interesting discussions about gender and the body,” Steenberg said. “As feminists, we wanted to showcase photographers that we really believe in and be able to reach a wider audience with our work.”
A thoughtful celebration of the body, the show will feature abstract fashion photography by the curators, as well as a slew of photographers including Jen Whitaker, Jesse Drexler, Shae De Tar, Davis Ayer, Synchrodogs, Hollie Fernando, Kat Olaf, Sophie Van Der Perre, Kostis Fokas, Edie Sunday, Alexandra Von Fuerst, Aleia Murawski, Alex Walbaum, Andi Galdi Vinko and Clara Giaminardi.
Pink Pistols will be on display through June 21 with an opening reception June 18 at 6 pm. There will also be two live performance showcases on opening night at two intervals 7pm and 8:30pm.