Style Quotidien, an online fashion magazine, recently released a new photo series focused on the disconnect between wealthy consumers and third world factory workers. The series, “Balance of Power,” was shot by photographer and environmental artist Olivier Rieu, and aims to draw attention to unsustainable consumer demand and the perils of cheap mass production of goods.
The magazine describes:
“There is such a disconnect when we walk into a clean and pretty store to buy the items so artfully displayed in the window. Would we feel as comfortable with our purchases if we had to stare directly into the eyes of the underpaid, hungry and tired workers who made them?”
In order to highlight this incongruity, the photos are shot in the style of a fashion photo shootóbut with the uncomfortable, inhumane history of the clothes’ production present in the background.
Click through to view photos from “Balance of Power.”
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