By Photoshopping men out of pictures full of powerful people, Elle turned a bunch of packed rooms into some sad, lonely scenes. This project is like an inversion of the notorious episode where a conservative Israeli newspaper digitally removed female world leaders from a photo in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack, or the Saudi IKEA catalogs that were identical to their western counterparts except for the invisible women. Running the process in reverse makes it clear how alone women can be in these positions of influence and leadership. Without men in these photos, Emma Watson, Hillary Clinton and Lena Dunham all resemble stragglers that fell asleep during the party and woke up after everyone left. Rooms full of politicians go from looking like a Springsteen concert in the middle of New Jersey to looking like a book club that accidentally met in a stadium.

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