Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Amy Stein's blog offered an answer to my recent questions about female self-portrait projects that explore nudity and questions about the subject while featuring diverse body sizes and perspectives.
i really enjoyed looking through Jen Davis' portfolio and her self-portrait series. there are so many images that i enjoyed (though, at 44 photos, it could be edited down and focused a bit more for the web--that said, i think the breadth helped me understand the project more fully). the project does include several photos that directly address body image and self-esteem, which was at first a turnoff for me--i'd like to see one that doesn't some day--but they are also honest and fit in well with the overall piece.
also check out Jen Davis' project "I Ask in Exchange," featuring some pretty intense portraits of different men. Amy Stein comments: "You can definitely sense a strong female gaze in the images."
please keep sending more links my way.