Subtle Bodies is a series of photographs of human skin depicting no certain gender to speak to the topography of the human body. By displaying the subject’s bodies with little to no context, they no longer have an assigned gender. The skin becomes a simple shape, texture, and value, transforming the body into a place that resembles a landscape. The work brings attention to our social construct of gender and how that is traditionally based on our biology, by removing the physical markers that are assigned to male or female. In this way, the images depict the body aesthetically as a landscape, void of gender. These landscapes create a viewing experience as unique to the viewers as their individual experience of gender.
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