The following was taken from an article in The Huffington Post, by Priscilla Frank, entitled:
"For centuries, (male) artists have perpetuated a relatively
consistent image of the female nude: She’s soft, willowy, and docile.
Sensual but not sexually aggressive. Flirtatious but not
confrontational. She’s not quite a human but, mediated through the lens
of a camera and the eyes of a man, an object of desire in the flesh.
But how effectively, in recent years,feminist artists have been
able to flip the switch, transforming nude subjects from objects of lust
into agents of chaos, sex, power and fear.
A contemporary exhibition
titled “In the Raw: The Female Gaze on the Nude“
features 20 women artists framing the naked body with their cameras. In
radically different ways, the photographers release the female nude
from her one-dimensional expectation to delight, inspire and arouse.
These images capture women unprocessed, unbridled and lit aflame."