Blog by Linda Mayoux for Visual Research Module, BA Visual Communications, Open College of the Arts
Woman and Man Drinking, Gender Diamond, Gumutindo, Uganda
This image shows a man and a woman drinking at a table. They are sitting on an equal level and roughly equal size.The differentiation between male and female here is more through face shape with more ‘feminine’ nose and posture than clothing (woman has smaller head and more delicate pointed nose, sitting rather less securely on the chair).
The meaning is unclear: is this is a man drinking alcohol with his wife or with his ‘fancy woman’ in a bar? If the latter, is she a girlfriend or a sexworker? How does the man view her status? Or is this an adulterous wife with a boyfriend?