A few weeks ago KOREN SHADMI was called up by the Washington Post to do the opening illustration for an article about beauty and discrimination. The writer maintains that throughout the US there is an overall phenomenon of discrimination against people who are unattractive. You will have more chances to be hired and get a better position if your are an attractive individual, while overweight or unattractive folks might be assessed negatively due to their looks and not their qualifications. The author thinks that the law should address this problem and there should be ways to protect against discrimination based on looks. Koren personally does not agree with the author’s idea, he thinks that a law of this sort would be kind of silly – its human nature to prefer more attractive looks and you can’t fight it with the law. Koren feels there are already too many laws correcting ‘discrimination’ that are bordering silliness but this one would really be down right senseless. but that’s just his opinion. Anyhow, personal opinions can’t play a part when doing a job and regardless – the article provided a really fun subject for Koren to work with.
Koren ended up going with an image that shows a workers discontent with her workplace’s beauty biased choices. He decided to contrast sharp square shapes with the rounds curves of the observing figures and also to contrast the colors. He usually prefer not to use text in my images but thinks in this case it helped bring the concept into light.
Posted on 05/24/2010 for Uncategorized