Bare Reality

Bare Reality : 100 Women, Their Breasts, Their Stories

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In this ground-breaking project, 100 women bravely shared un-airbrushed photographs of their breasts alongside honest, courageous and moving stories about their breasts and their lives. When we talk about breasts, we talk about intimate aspects of our lives as women, including growing up, sexuality, motherhood, breastfeeding, relationships, body image, health, cancer and aging. The sensitive, beautiful photographs in Bare Reality are visually refreshing, maybe even surprising. But through this project, breasts can become the catalyst for a personal and powerful conversation about what it means to be a more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 228 x 238 x 28mm | 1,299.98g
  • Pinter & Martin Ltd.
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 102 colour illustrations
  • 1780662602
  • 9781780662602
  • 304,903

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This touching, inspirational book cuts through the sexual objectification of breasts and encapsulates how unique, yet similar, we all are. -- Breast Cancer UK Compelling words, compelling pictures, compelling women... the ordinary beauty of life. -- Susie Orbach, Psychoanalyst, writer, author of Fat is a Feminist Issueshow more

About Laura Dodsworth

"I decided to create Bare Reality because I have always been fascinated by the dichotomy between women's personal lives and how they are depicted in the media; between how we feel about breasts privately and how they are presented for public consumption. Bare Reality is, for me, the inevitable result of being a woman, a feminist and a photographer. Aside from Bare Reality, which has been two years in the making, I undertake art photography projects (images have been included in group exhibitions) and specialise day to day in photographing people. While these strands of work may seem unconnected, the same themes run through everything I do. My work is always a personal enquiry as much as it is an exploration of people, our loves, our lives and our place in the world. For me, art is a creative, emotional and spiritual journal; it's my passion and calling. My love of photography took me by surprise. I took a career break from publishing and marketing and decided to retrain as a journalist. To fill some spare time I enrolled on a black and white composition course, which was a revelation: I learnt I enjoyed communicating through the lens. Now I've come full circle, and my latest project, Bare Reality, combines photographs and words. While the human body and human relationships are important current inspirations, my personal projects are often driven by deeper socio-political as well as spiritual questions. In everything I do I desire to connect deeply with people, practise integrity, and interpret and present their stories. Life is all about love, and I hope there is love in all my work." Her website is more

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