‘feral bodies, tame bodies’


General Photography

Subjectify raises a point concerning nude self portraits of women, which I have been thinking about for a while: “i have been thinking about the trouble with beauty in art photography for some time. i can see an alternate world in which i would earnestly feel that female photographers’ naked self-portraits were brave, theoretically rigorous, challenging, honest, etc…etc… except i rarely do feel that way, because lately i notice that mainly thin, beautiful women engage in these projects in the first place. or at least, their projects are the ones that gain recognition (which is why i see them?). of course, such projects might have something thought-provoking and honest to offer, but overall, it still troubles me.” The occasional exception notwithstanding, I have the exact same problems with this kind of work.