Bare Reality: 100 Women, Their Breasts, Their Stories
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women bare all, bravely sharing un-airbrushed photographs of their breasts alongside intensely personal stories about their breasts, bodies and lives. This book goes some way to answering some of those questions, and also highlights women's positive and negative impressions of themselves, attitudes of others, and the role breasts play in British culture - impressions that interestingly, often conflict with some of the other contributors. For the first time, 100 brave and beautiful women reveal their bodies and stories on their own terms, talking about how they feel about pleasure, sex, pain, trauma, birth, motherhood, menstruation, menopause, gender, sexuality and simply being a woman.
I love how you learn each woman's story through her breasts her development, her response to the culture around her, illness, her sexuality, her children. I got led to this book after reading The Guardian's excerpts from Laura Dodsworth's upcoming book Manhood. I have always been fascinated by the dichotomy between women’s personal lives and how they are depicted by the media; between how we feel about breasts privately and how they are presented for public consumption.Just as Bare Reality: 100 women, their breasts, their stories presented the un-airbrushed truth about breasts for women, Manhood: The Bare Reality shows us the spectrum of 'normal', revealing men's penises and bodies in all their diversity and glory, dispelling body image anxiety and myths.
By turning my lens on physical taboos, I catalyse a ground-breaking conversation into social taboos and offer a deeply personal perspective on our most private, painful and pleasurable stories. Intimate, visually refreshing, maybe even surprising, Bare Reality will make you reconsider how you think and feel about your own body, and those of the women in your life. I guess also that the nature of a project like this relies on volunteers with an interest in the subject, so may not get a full cross-section of women. Pictures of topless women with their commentary about their breasts, showing what real breasts look like on real women with voice and humanity as priority (as opposed to air-brushing, underwires or uplifts).
Your usual photography book is all about the photographer either showing off their technical skills or is self promotion. Laura and the creation of 'Womanhood' were the subject of a documentary for Channel 4, '100 Vaginas', which received 5 star reviews and has been broadcast around the world. A hundred women have bared their breasts and their souls as part of a project to further understanding of how women really feel about their breasts, and how they really look. Perfecto para trabajar con mujeres que han superado un cáncer o que tienen problemas para aceptar su propio cuerpo. We see images of breasts everywhere in the media and yet “real” breasts are taboo, hidden away beneath clothes and bras.
Airbrushed breasts, belonging to models and actresses, not only create an unflattering comparison but present an unobtainable ideal. I also learnt more about the power of other woman's perceptions on women's decisions about how they might dress and behave, and a closer view on being in a relationship with a man, from a woman's point of view. This is a fascinating, insightful, and reassuring read, exposing so many experiences and insecurities in a brilliant way. I feel tender about my own experience as a woman and full of admiration and warmth for female experience.das Buch 'Bare Reality' ist ein wunderbares Werk aus fotografischer Sicht und vor allem von Inhalt her. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. The book has several similarities to the online '007 breast' site, which has been running for a number of years, and likewise presents un-retouched photos of women's beasts along with text commentary; this book though, provides a more professional presentation of that format, both in terms of the photography, and structured interviews.