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Menagerie - Self-Portraits Offer Creative Response to Street Harassment by Rachel Graves.

Because women are often called names like Fox, pet, bird and bitch, she takes on the identity of animals, donning masks and makeup to become nightmarish hybrids. Her photographs capture the moment of transformation — painted face and alien expression, and the moment of purification — costume washed away to mark a return to the self.