The Evolution of Fashion as Statement
Jacki Willson / Visual Culture

The Evolution of Fashion as Statement

In her new book, Jacki Willson explores the anarchic nature and re-appropriation of fashion and femininity. Here, she considers the evolution of fashion as statement… Continue reading

Extract: Being Gorgeous
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Extract: Being Gorgeous

Jacki Willson’s Being Gorgeous explores the ways in which extravagance, flamboyance and dressing up can open up possibilities for women to play around anarchically with familiar stereotypical tropes of femininity. In this exclusive extract, Jacki visits Matthew Barney’s The Cremaster Cycle exhibition in New York in 2003. Continue reading

Five Great Shots from Five Classic Hollywood Black & White Films
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Five Great Shots from Five Classic Hollywood Black & White Films

Though less celebrated than directors, cinematographers shape the style of a film in important ways: organising the lighting, composing the frame, orchestrating the camera movement, and working with the laboratory to control the film’s overall look. As the art of image making continues to change in the digital age, these five images remind us how … Continue reading

Children’s Films and Family Films: Towards a Global Perspective
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Children’s Films and Family Films: Towards a Global Perspective

Even in the post-Harry Potter world, most people associate children’s films and family films with Disney. Since 1937, when ‘Uncle Walt’ released Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to an expectant American public, the Disney Company has been the world leader in family films – movies that appeal to children but which anyone can enjoy, across boundaries of age, gender, culture and nationality. Continue reading