"Rebellious Silence" Shirin Neshat, 1994. (photo taken by C. Preston). Neshat is an Iranian visual artist living in New York, whose work deals primarily with issues of identity and sexuality for Muslim women.
...SHOW ME YOU “I DONT GET IT. WOMEN ARE GORGEOUS. THE FEMALE BODY A FEAST. WHY DO PEOPLE SHOOT WOMEN WITH THE INTENTION TO DELETE ALL IMAGINARY POSSIBLE FLAWS? WHY NOT SHOOT THEM IN SUCH A WAY THE RESULT LOOKS LIKE A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN? A PICTURE THAT LOOKS LIKE A PARTY FOR YOUR EYES AND EVERYONE IS INVITED! I TRIED TO PRACTICE WHAT I PREACH TODAY. SHOOT WOMEN. BITES LIP*. CANT WAIT TO GET THOSE PICS DEVELOPED.” — LA FILLE D’O
This example of photomontage works well because it is visually interesting and has a lot of contrast. The photo of the woman is in black and white while the photo of the plant is shown in color this contrast makes the image stand out more.