Whenever we see a dress in a mall, before we judge how will it look on us, we think how will people look at us??
That’s what our society, our culture has gifted us.Wear a tank top, people will stare at your bare shoulders. Wear a saree and people look at your revealed waist.Wear a skirt, and your thighs will draw all attention.Fault in every attire we wear, but those shameless eyes are at no guilt.

Girls, till when are you going to fill our closets on the basis of “log kya kahenge?”

Recently, Priyanka Shah, a Bangalore-based photographer carried out a social experiment styled photoshoot in which she went out with her friend Aishwarya on the streets, flower markets and other public places. She asked her friend to wear what she felt most comfortable in, an oversized t-shirt and shorts. As expected both of them got a lot of judgmental stares from strangers. She captured those looks and stares and created an album called “Perspectives”.

source : Priyanka Shah
source : Priyanka Shah
source : Priyanka Shah

In an exclusive chat with The Indian Feed , Priyanka explained “Women are judged every day in our society, so many nasty comments are passed and they face a lot of rude behavior in their day to day lives just because they choose to dress in what they are most comfortable. My friend who is in all the pictures and me had been noticing this for months and were sick of what kind of things were said to us, that is why I chose to do this kind of a shoot where I hid in bushes, behind trees just so that I could capture the true emotion and what we face every single day”.

Source : Priyanka Shah
Source : Priyanka Shah
Source : Priyanka Shah
Source : Priyanka Shah

“In the parks mainly we got a lot of dirty stares and aunties were passing comments mostly in their language so I couldn’t understand most of it. However the flower market was bad, we were forced to leave in half an hour. People said things like “shee yeh kaise insaan hai’, a lot of men were laughing and passing cheap comments”, she added.

Source : Priyanka Shah
Source: Priyanka Shah
Source: Priyanka Shah
Source: Priyanka Shah
Source: Priyanka Shah
Source: Priyanka Shah

Kudos for the amazing photo shoot Priyanka! Thanks for capturing the harsh reality of our society!

(All images published with the permission of the photographer.
For more of her works, check her FB page: Priyanka Shah)

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