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She concluded with this: Four of his photos are below; two more are here.
Jordan Matter is looking for women above 40 especially 60 and over to participate in an ongoing photography project titled Uncovered: Celebrating Women in New York City.
It involves photographs of women casually going about their daily routine in public while topfree. The project is a reaction to the public madness that followed Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction.
If you're interested, please contact Jordan Matter. Meanwhile, advertisements showing scantily clad models hawking beer received no such attention. The message to women across America was clear: Conceal your breasts behind grams of fabric and you're an attractive, desirable woman; but remove that fabric and you're at best an aggressive opportunist.
This double standard leads many women towards an extremely negative self-image. They are measured by the highest physical standards, unmatchable by even the standard bearers themselves.
Heidi Klum doesn't even look like Heidi Klum in person. So women rely on smoke and mirrors, spending a small fortune on pushup bras, body slimmers, and stiletto heels.
To reveal what's beneath the packaging renders it in effect useless. This project reveals what's beneath the packaging. And it does so very publicly. Men are free to rip off their shirts with absolute impunity. I am encouraging women to do the same.
The purpose is to demystify the female body. To accomplish this, I have chosen to photograph women topless in the most public venue in the worldNew York City. When I photographed Alicia, she was lying down on a curb in Soho.
A van with two men was parked three metres away. They were very excited when they saw the purpose of the photograph. First they sat in stunned silence, then they hooted and hollered. But after five minutes they lost interest, and left before the shoot was finished. Her body was no longer mysterious.
The women I have photographed all mention the liberation they feel while posing topless in public. Having covered themselves up for a lifetime, they found it exhilarating to shatter the walls that society had placed around them. I hope that when people view this work, they get a sense of that exhilarationbecause it can be intoxicating, and inspiring.
I want to have a national conversation about beauty. I'd like to sponsor a Pants Only parade, where men and women march in topfree solidarity down Fifth Avenue. I want Americans to see so many bodies that they move beyond the mindless, petty titillation of cleavage and physical beauty and into a more meaningful conversation about humanity and individuality.
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