In Pictures: Stockholm Subway Series (i)

There is no subway system like the one in Stockholm. Standing on the platform, you feel like an audience more than a commuter, enjoying the largest underground art collections. Spending 5 days in Stockholm, I enjoy spending every night under the city, capturing art installations and architecture of the stations.

Can’t miss the iconic cadmium red painted Solna Centrum station
David Svensson’s “Life Line” is the new installation at Odeplan Station this summer
Framing the Ports of Stockhol right from the exit of Gamla Stan station
Tekniska Högskolan dedicates the station artwork in 4 elements, to the Royal Institute of Technology nearby
Rings in the Olympic has transformed into rainbow in Stadion Station (Stockholm Olympic Stadium)
Symmetry of three escalators works the best, taken at Stadshagen station

What Does Stock Photos Say About Women?

Over the last decade, the most sold images from Getty for the search term “women” have evolved from photos of mostly naked models to active women to ones in which women’s appearance is beside the point.

Infidelity meme took over social media in this summer, later interview of the maker turns out to be a stock photo photographer, who was working on an infidelity photo session. New York Times’ article, written by Claire Cain Miller, talks about the trend of women in stock photos in the last decade. Takeaways:

  • Top-selling Getty photo for the search term “woman”: In 2007 was a barely naked woman in a towel, In 2017 was a lonesome female hiker.
  • The most popular stock images include those of people with a range of ages and cultural diversity and non-traditional gender roles.
  • But looking to stock photo’s usage,” Photos of women or girls who aren’t white were most likely to be used on sites about race.”

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Spotlight: Photografiska

Visiting Fhotografiska Museet is one of my highlights during my stay in Stockholm. Look closer to all the letter “F” in the logo, resonates to the f-number, the optical system for lens in photography. The well-curated main exhibition “Like a Horse” portraited aspects of the relationship between horse & human. Irving Penn‘s works led the audience walking down on the memory lane of popular culture in decades.

Fotografiska Museet | Slussen station | SEK 135