Created in the autumn of 2018, Standpoint is a photo project that focuses on understanding individual perspectives on different gender-related topics by combining interviews with portraits.

Originally, the project featured anonymous portraits of the interviewed, but as it progressed, this changed. The current version of the project features studio pictures that aim to objectify the human body and detach it from the human being behind it.

The interviews were included not only to help depict but also to understand the experiences of people from different backgrounds regarding multiple topics surrounding gender issues, such as sexism, misogyny, gender identity, and toxic masculinity.

From the interviews, short quotes were selected to be paired up with the portraits. The entire project is available on Instagram @standpoint.project

Lais Glaser

Lais Glaser is a graphic design student and photographer. Born in Rio de Janeiro, she was raised by engineers who photographed as a hobby. They even had a darkroom at home, so her childhood was surrounded by photography. She first showed interest in the art form when she was 14 and has been photographing ever since, using her friends and family as models.

Lais graduated high school in 2015 and started her bachelor’s in Digital Media Design at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro. One year later she decided to move to Finland and started studying Interactive Media in TAMK in 2018. She has worked as a studio product photographer for H23 Agency in Tampere and had a picture featured in a front-page advertisement for Foxtel in Helsingin Sanomat.

Currently, she’s pursuing her exchange studies in Seoul, South Korea during this Spring Semester.

Lais Glaser photography

Jasmin Gams

Jasmin Gams is a third-year Fine Arts student at Tampere University of Applied Sciences. Being half Thai, half German and having lived in both countries, she has grown up in a multinational and cultural background. She moves to Tampere, Finland in 2017 but has already spent a year prior to that in Ylöjärvi, Finland. Jasmin has a background in drawing and painting, mainly with charcoal and acrylics or oils. Her main focus, however, is in Moving Image and Photography. 

Currently, her works deal with environmental and societal issues. Her works reflect and evoke different emotions from the viewers with hope to bring light and awareness to the issue the work deals with. Her style is generally minimal yet colorful.

Jasmin Gams photography

All content is protected by the copyright law of Finland, copying, presentation or other unauthorized use of the protected material is prohibited. © Lais Glaser 2020

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