Warpaint – Gender Identity & Photography

“All it took was one versatile haircut, and voila. The seeds for “Warpaint,” a nuanced art project addressing the subtleties of gender expression, were planted.

The photography series is the brainchild of artist Coco Layne, who, after buzzing the sides of her head, realized that simple changes in the way she styled her hair could impact her own gender representation. She thought particularly about her experiences applying for jobs last year, and how presenting herself as a “more conservative, feminine candidate” helped her land a position at a women’s retailer.”

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