The facial expression of the body

PhotographerCamilla Storgaard
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryBerlin, Germany
Photo Date2016-2017
Technical InfoMamiya medium format, analogue
Entry Description

In the shadows of their curves, the pigments of their skin and unique bodily features, I chose to portray a series of young women in the reproductive age. Women are the victims of daily body-shaming, sexism and objectification in our modern society. In the project “The facial expression of the body”, I have created a safe space for women to be proud of their own bodies and show what the female body looks like in all its diversity. This has resulted in a series of female nudes embodying the female gaze in the aim of creating our own vision and portraiture of how women want to be portrayed, free of masculine interference. The main purpose of this project has been to transform the female nudes in art into somebody women can relate to, instead of somebody who makes them feel alienated towards their own bodies.