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Jocelyn Lee approaches portraiture directly and honestly, by photographing women from all stages of life for her series Women are Beautiful (2011).  Bonnie's forbearing eyes look beyond us, with relaxed and hunched posture.  "We are human animals", as Sharon Olds describes, "What is this flesh, anyway?!”. Bonnie presents herself with poise, with mystery; an unconventional portrait for one posing in the nude, but with a soft-spoken comfort. Lee wants to affirm the notions of beauty of all body types and allude to the complex internal life of her subjects.

 
Manuel Álvarez Bravo

Manuel Álvarez Bravo

Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus

Nancy Burson

Nancy Burson

Andrew Bush

Andrew Bush

Antonio Caballero

Antonio Caballero

Jo Ann Callis

Jo Ann Callis

Graciela Iturbide

Graciela Iturbide

Wayne Lawrence

Wayne Lawrence

Nikki S. Lee

Nikki S. Lee

Susan Meiselas

Susan Meiselas

Yasumasa Morimura

Yasumasa Morimura

Lise Sarfati

Lise Sarfati

 
Tomoko Sawada

Tomoko Sawada

Katsumi Watanabe

Katsumi Watanabe

 

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