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This Woman’s Amusing Photo Project Involves Women’s Backs. Here’s Why.

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  •  July 25, 2016


Don’t detest Photographer Kacy Johnson’s photo-series “Female” by calling it nude photography. The reason why Kacy’s subject is women’s bare backs will surprise you.

From day 1, she knew she had to create pictures that are not about women’s desirability, perfection and objectification. She told The Huffington Post, “I’m interested in understanding how realities of women differ from place to place, the threads that join us together, and how we can support one another.  I hope to encourage women to live fully. To feel complete in their bodies and also in their thoughts and feelings. Take up space in this world because the world needs you. Women are deep, complex and beautiful, and there is a lot to see and a lot to gain when we see the entirety of a woman. If we can resist covering up stretch marks and wrinkles, maybe we can allow women to feel complete and worthy exactly as they are.”

What a beautiful thing to say. Here’s more from the women she’d shot in the past.

Leticia: “It’s rare to stop and look at the backs of objects, even human beings; their details, their movements. How strange and beautiful the backs of women can be, with their different sizes and shapes, with different elevations between muscles and bones.” 

Arlene: “Photographing the big skin expanse that is my back shows that I can be more than just a pair of legs, some tan marks or a belly. I can be all that empty canvas that is my back, I can be the spine that supports me in the face of so much oppression, I can be the bra marks or the pimples and speckles that, like a constellation, silently inhabit my back while the rest of the world ― myself included ― is too busy looking at other pieces of me.”

Laura: “We are all beautiful, whether we are white, black, yellow, green, red, blue, skinny, chubby, the shape of a pear, banana or apple, with straight, unruly, curly, short, long or colorful hair! Our differences tell stories, a lot of them. And each history has its own beauty.”

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