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Brushstrokes: Pussy and Patron

Too often, women’s bodies either become a subject of scrutiny or a source of sexual objectification. Images of the female body are accepted or validated only when they pander to the male gaze, and instances of women being vilified simply for exercising their bodily autonomy or creating their own narratives around their bodies are far too common. But photographer Roshni Kumar’s photo-series, Pussy and Patron, seeks to challenge this, drawing inspiration from “retro erotica” to capture photos of the nude female form expressing desire and sexual agency in empowered ways. In a world where images of the nude female body are censored in social media (especially when being shared by women themselves), this series aims to normalise images taken from a female gaze rather than a male one.

 

For more on her work:  https://rosh93x.tumblr.com/post/172028625465/pussy-and-patron-in-a-society-that-has-always

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