A slender woman relaxes poolside, seemingly posing for a snapshot. But like the designer furniture being advertised, the image has been carefully manufactured.
Despite the pride involved, the expedient of indexing oneself with a three-digit prefix comes with a trade-off: dehumanization.
A consoling message designed to raise awareness also reminds the passerby of collective pain.
A striking portrait of youth and sophistication blends fashion photography with a journalistic look and suggests that the subject is a person of importance.
A film implying that everyday reality is a hoax now offers itself directly to the mundane.
A psychological component to any serious work of fiction is essential. So is some kind of cultural analysis.