Via Hoyden About Town (FYI: all links in this post are NSFW):
It is legal for women to walk around topless in public in New York City. In the “Uncovered” exhibition, photographer Jordan Matter imagines what life might look like for women in NYC if this was not just legal, but routine and unremarkable.
Like Lauredhel, I find this project fascinating. Women are represented in the city, doing everyday things, but with their torsos exposed. Some of the photos have commentary from the women involved, and, as you might imagine, it ranges from empowering (like the cancer survivor mom with her ED survivor daughter) to heartbreaking (like the woman who saw her perfectly beautiful picture and was too upset to do anything but cry). There are bodies of many different shapes and sizes, though fat bodies are in the minority; some of the photos are comic, some are painterly, some are matter of fact. I’m always drawn to projects that show women’s bodies that aren’t photoshopped all to hell; let us know what you think in the comments. (And just a warning: some of the commentary, as I said, is from women dealing with body image issues, including fatphobia — so far I haven’t encountered anything extreme, but I haven’t looked at all the photos yet.)