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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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