Painting with words: describing women in photography



Palabras clave:

Mujeres/femenino, Hombres/masculino, Género, Fotografía digital, Adjetivos descriptivos


Este estudio pretende identificar y analizar los recursos lingüísticos que se utilizan para describir a las mujeres en la fotografía, y las similitudes y diferencias entre las descripciones de mujeres y hombres. Hoy en día, las fotografías digitales suelen ir acompañadas de texto, tales como títulos, descripciones, comentarios o etiquetas. Aunque el lenguaje utilizado en las redes sociales se ha explorado en gran medida en relación con diferentes campos de conocimiento y desde diferentes perspectivas, hasta donde sabemos, no hay ningún trabajo que trate el lenguaje utilizado por los fotógrafos profesionales para describir a mujeres y hombres. Para llevar a cabo este estudio, hemos recopilado dos muestras de las palabras clave utilizadas por fotógrafos profesionales para describir imágenes que representan figuras femeninas y masculinas, extraídas de un banco de imágenes de fotógrafos profesionales (Alamy). Para cumplir con el objetivo propuesto, se han identificado y seleccionado los adjetivos descriptivos utilizados, para luego analizarlos, compararlos y contrastarlos. Los resultados muestran grandes similitudes en el uso de los adjetivos descriptivos para las imágenes de mujeres y hombres. Asimismo, parecen sugerir que las mujeres y su belleza son descritas desde la perspectiva masculina y los estereotipos presentes en nuestra sociedad.


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Mykytka, I., & Balteiro, I. (2021). Painting with words: describing women in photography. Feminismo/s, (38), 149–175.



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