Reading Time: 3 minutes Westra reflects on the presence of the female body in her work, and her latest photobook and exhibition, Afternoons
Reading Time: 2 minutes Former-dancer and now photographer Luis Alberto Rodriguez studies the movement of human form. Here, he reflects on the subject of the body in his work
Reading Time: 3 minutes Caroline Tompkins reflects on the subject of the body in her work — its representation, and how the complex relationship she has with her own body informs it
Reading Time: 2 minutes Uzochukwu reflects on the subject of the body within his work, and beyond it, at a time when the bodies of others feel more distant than ever, and our own bodies have become emblems of illness and danger
Reading Time: 6 minutes “I have simply seen breastfeeding as an act of life and love that is not always an easy task, and that therefore is deserving of encouragement in its all dimensions, psychological, physical and social,” says Vincent Ferrané, whose photobook Milky Way is a testament to his wife and women everywhere as they begin their lives as mothers. The series focuses on breastfeeding, a natural act that can sometimes cause controversy when brought into the public sphere. Ferrané’s photobook hopes to move past that and reclaim the breast as an empowering part of the female body.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Grinders, which was nominated as a runner-up in this year’s British Journal of Photography Breakthrough Awards, focuses on a community of body hackers who undergo operations to add technology into their body. Like something out of a sci-fi novel, the group hope that slicing their bodies open will enable them to solve mankind’s problems through machine. The combination of man and machine is no longer futuristic fiction.