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Life Ball posters feature nude transgender model as both Adam and Eve   [nudity]

Posted by Tom Megginson | 14-05-2014 14:10 | Category: Gender issues

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Surrealist photographer David LaChapelle shot some amazing posters for Life Ball, an AIDS charity event held in Vienna.

Featuring transgendered model Carmen Carrera, the posters are inspired by “The Garden of Earthly Delights,” a c. 1500 AD triptych by Hieronymus Bosch.

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However, while Bosch’s work strove to warn late-mediaeval Christians about the wages of “sin,” David LaChapelle mistakenly interprets the Garden as “Bosch’s utopia of a diverse society.”

It’s a nice thought, and the posters (below), are beautiful — if not suitable for every workplace. Titled “I’m Adam, I’m Eve, I’m Me,” they feature Ms. Carrera — who has breasts and a penis — in both “tucked” and “untucked” nudes. They remind me more of sensual Roman portrayals of Hermaphroditus than Bosch’s guilt and horror.

Or as the artist states, “the body is more than something to be looked at as an object of sexual gratification. The body is a beautiful housing for the soul that we are celebrating in this picture.”


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What if men breastfed?

Posted by Tom Megginson | 6-03-2014 16:02 | Category: Gender issues

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That’s the question being asked by Hector Cruz. Business Insider says that as he watched his wife struggle through a painful nursing experience, he came to the conclusion that “if he could breastfeed, he would.”

Jezebel’s Tracie Egan Morrissey hated it:

Sure, education is never a bad thing, but is anybody else experiencing a disconnect here? How does pretending to do something help educate others? How does this dude not see how condescending the phrase “If I could, I would” is, particularly to mothers who are either too busy or experience too much pain to continue to breastfeed? It would be just as useful to say, “I can’t, so I won’t.”


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Documenting the reality of online harassment

Posted by Tom Megginson | 31-01-2014 15:28 | Category: Media

Lindsay Bottos - Documenting the reality of online harassment.

Lindsay Bottos is a 21-year-old Photography student at the Maryland Institute College of Art. As part of her evolving artistic expression,  she posts a lot of self-portraits online.

While “selfies” get a little tired, serious self-portraits of the vulnerable artist have been part of our visual vocabulary since the Renaissance, and reached a fascinating peak in the 20th Century.

In the 21st Century, however, personal artistic expression is seen as an invitation to make anonymous personal attacks on the artist, via social media. It’s actually a grave threat to the development of our artistic futures, as real critics and public discussion have been shouted out by immature and cruel trolls.

Lindsay Bottos - Documenting the reality of online harassment.

Ms. Bottos has chosen to face the trolls in her own way, by producing a whole series of self-portraits embellished with the worst comments she receives on them via Tumblr.


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Sochi: where no snow falls in winter

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 19-01-2014 22:12 | Stories | Category: Design, Sport

Since the announcement of the location of the next Winter Olympics photographer Rob Hornstra and writer Arnold van Bruggen have worked on The Sochi Project.
They have visited the area many times and parts of the project have now been published in books, video and the project website.

The video above is a portrait of Rob Hornstra with in the second half of the video a detailed description of the project Sochi.


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Insightful photographic project to protect the ocean

Posted by Simon Beyrand | 12-12-2013 17:55 | Category: Environment

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Art is a powerful weapon to raise awareness. In that spirit, Fishlove was set up in 2009 to stop the industrial destruction of the deep ocean. They since released 3 collections of nude celebrities posing lovingly with fish, giving a strong and insightful message: we are nature ; if we destroy the ocean, we destroy ourselves. After the break, discover the latest collection (2013), by the French photographer Denis Rouvre.


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Crisis Porn: the power of content curation

Posted by Monica Brasov-Curca | 8-10-2013 17:55 | Academy | Category: Ethics

In early October 2013 a boat filled with African migrants sank off of the Italian island of Lampedusa, killing at least 111 people, and more than 200 are still missing. Friday the 4th of October 2013, was declared a day of mourning in Italy.  The event has brought much introspection and concern.  News and Media, not withstanding has of course told the story of these migrants. Sometimes the content is important to educate, inform, or even to advocate, but on Friday the 4th of October 2013, I think the Guardian went too far. More after the break…..
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