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Nudes/Human Form Newsletter Vol. 6

Nudes/Human Form Newsletter Nudes/Human Form Newsletter Vol. 6 photo-eye's Nudes/Human Form Newsletter features books that explore the human form in a variety of ways. Today we feature books from Malerie Marder, Jim French and Gilles Bonnecarrere.
photo-eye's Nudes/Human Form Newsletter features books that explore the human form in a variety of ways. Past editions can be found here.

Anatomy by Malerie Marder
Twin Palms Publishers

Anatomy by Malerie Marder blurs the line between documentary and fine art photography in this exquisite photobook. Spanning six years, Marder's thirty-seven color photographs of prostitutes in the Netherlands command our attention — often posing on beds, in the nude or barely clothed, the collection of photographs evaporates our moral judgments as the women seeringly look into the camera, gazing back at the viewer. The photographs are haunting — sometimes intimate, sometimes distant — and we cannot look away.

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Anatomy by Malerie Marder. Twin Palms Publishers.


Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor by Jim French includes over 100 color and black & white photographs of the male form made in the 1960s. Ranging from erotic and explicit to vulnerable and coy, the men in French's photographs outline the diversity of contemporary masculinity and male beauty. French meticulously composes each photograph, creating an impressive and expansive oeuvre of classically-inspired images that speak to an idealized view of male virility.

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor: Jim French Polaroids. By Jim French. Antinous Press.

Male Dancers Wanted by Gilles Bonnecarrère
Editions Lutanie & Prefere

Male Dancers Wanted provides a rare glimpse into a New York strip club in 1976. Photographer Gilles Bonnecarrere captured the on-and-off-stage personas of the male dancers, allowing the photographs to become portraits of intimacy and distance. Sentimental exchanges between the dancers backstage provide an engaging and personal look behind the curtain. The male dancers perform for male onlookers, whose faces remain mostly obscured in the photographs. These images complicate the intimate narrative presented in the off-stage photographs as the viewer becomes another voyeur in the club.

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Male Dancers Wanted by Gilles Bonnecarrère. Editions Lutanie & Prefere.

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