Publisher Note

After the protective, even modest function, clothing is representative of identity, it can arouse desire by sublimating the human body through adornment, but it can also reveal codes and standards. Dress codes allow for integration into society or, on the contrary, for rejection, emancipation and also a claim. As a symbol of globalization, fashion, a place of subjectivation and desubjectivation, of intervention and alienation, contributes to social and physical emancipation. But clothing always takes the fold of being the signifier of gender, age, social status, religion, sexual orientation, political opinions, wealth, »subcultures«. 
Dress Code looks at this relationship between identity and clothing, notably through the Drag Queens of New York, the twins in Nigeria, the voodoo rituals in Benin and Togo, the Zapotec women in Mexico.

Liza Ambrossio, Michela Benaglia, Delphine Blast, Robin Block de Friberg, Manon Boyer, Elina Brotherus, Daniel Castro Garcia, Bruno Cattani, Antonio D’Ambrosio, Sanne De Wilde, Alexandre Dupeyron, Amin El Dib, Benoît Feron, Collective fiVe, Jeanne Frank, Ching-Yuan Hsu, Sara Imloul, Phumzile Khanyile, Benedicte Kurzen, Lawrence Lemaoana, Lila Neutre, Frédéric Noy, Mathieu Richer Mamousse, Torsten Schumann, Tendance Floue

Published on the occasion of the 2022 exhibition at Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation
Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles

Release Place Heidelberg, Germany
Edition 1st edition
Release Date 2022
Artist: Various Artists
ISBN-13: 978-3-96900-082-3
Topics Gender, Identity, Subculture
Language English, French
Format Softcover
Dimensions 17.0 × 23.0 cm
Pages 144