Those early photographers in Western cultures who sought to establish photography as a fine art medium, frequently chose women as the subjects for their nude photographs, in poses that accorded with traditional nudes in other media. As fine art photography first embraced and then moved passed classical allegorical imagery, both male and female photographers began to use the male nude as another medium to examine issues of representation and identity, sexuality and voyeurism. I was painting the woman in me.
The Guardian. Saatchi Gallery. Benjamin, Louis Skidmore College Poetics Today.
Cancel Reply. January Female artists were not allowed access to nude models and could not participate in this part of the arts education.
January 8, Beyond the Body. The Guardian. Washington, D. Photographs by Jock Sturges.