The role of the nude selfie is shifting. Some artists have explored its potential for self-love, reclaiming it from a historically male gaze. But in an age of social media censorship and the rapid reproduction of images, is it now necessary to draw a line between art and pornography?
Throughout history, the nude has transitioned from a figure of anatomical intrigue to a token of beauty, and even a political tool. From Weston to Mapplethorpe and into the present day, Joseph Glover unravels the then and now of the photographic nude
Each year, British Journal of Photography presents its Ones To Watch – a group of emerging image-makers,…
“I am arguing for sex as both meaningful and meaning-making. It’s an uphill battle but I think the pictures help”
If her images appear unsettling, that’s our own hang-ups, says Aneta Bartos, who photographed herself with her ageing father
Steph Wilson reflects on her relationship to photographing skin and flesh up-close, in all their imperfect gloriousness, during this period of self-isolation — the first in a new series inviting photographers to reflect on subjects central to their work
Dedicated to the creative legacy of Nobuyoshi Araki, the first issue of dada magazine champions mostly-female creatives and their nuanced explorations of sexuality
Drawing on the visual language of Cubism, the Vietnamese photographer creates whimsical renditions of the nude form