“In this series you will see one woman, an average young professional, depicted in routine daily situations. The concept of male entitlement is represented by male arms and hands performing a variety of actions that are overwhelming intrusive on her body and her life,” says photographer Allaire Bartell on her photo series, “Boundaries.”

In each shocking image, it’s evident that “oppression of women does not just occur in extreme isolated incidents (violent rape and physical abuse) but can also be felt in lesser forms during the day to day.” The pictures highlight this by the woman’s blank expression, as if she’s become accustomed to what’s happened to her.


Photos from the series can be seen below and more of Allaire’s work can be found here.


All images via Allaire Bartell

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Katie is a writer from and based in NYC. She enjoys discovering new bands to listen to, reading, and Googling "baby animals in party hats."

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