Sunday, February 28, 2010

Ellen Von Unwerth


Ellen Von Unwerth is such an interesting photographer to me. She by no means just photographs female subjects, but when she does, she has this undeniable oeuvre. Obviously they are constructed with the woman as sexual icon, but the seeming 'availabilty' of the subjects is interesting as its another instance of 'women constructing themselves for the male gaze' - a long standing art debate when looking at photographs of women.
Beautiful work. I would love to read some of Von Unwerth's interviews to gain some insight into her rhetoric.

4 comments:

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

I'd love to read those interviews, too. These are really, really lovely.

PinkPatentMaryJanes said...

Wow!

Oana said...

just beautiful! thanks for your lovely comment:) love your blog, too; xx

Melissa said...

Impressive, oh so sexy shots.

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