The production and consumption of images of fashion models is a growing and global phenomenon. How do these images affect women and their political agency? Indeed, why do women want to work as fashion models? Starting from the positioning of women’s sexuality in the beauty/nascissism double bind in the wake of modernity, I explore how some of the work experience of fashion models intersects with and challenges this double bind. In particular, I pay attention to the meaning of beauty and what beauty does to us with regard to creativity and pleasure.

About Visual Politics Seminar Series

Listed below are the past and upcoming sessions of the Visual Poltics Seminar Series. Beginning from September 2016, the majority of seminars can be heard on the UQ POLSIS YouTube channel. If you would like more details, have any questions, or if you would like to present your own work please contact Prof Roland Bleiker at