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Soft Nude Portraits Challenge Representations of the Black Male Body (NSFW)

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For a recent series shot for ADULT magazine, Washington, DC-based photographer John Edmonds examines the black male body as it stands nude within sunlit interiors. In a world in which African American bodies are so often seen through a lens of otherness, coded as both virile and violent, Edmonds cuts through the political valence that surrounds these bodies to reveal the humanity and gentleness of each of his young sitters, who are most often strangers he encounters during his daily routine.

Exhibition Featuring Nude, Full Frontal Male Photographers is Both Hilarious and Thought-Provoking (NSFW)

Documentation of installation at Kendall College of Art and Design

Documentation of installation at Kendall College of Art and Design

For P.O.V., Michigan-based photographer Stafford Smith forcibly subverts the male gaze by casting nude men as his subjects and arming them with cameras. In his installation at Kendall College of Art and Design, the artist creates a ring of these full-frontal portraits, each illuminated by backlighting, and invites visitors to stand at its center as the rhythmic noise of a shutter click plays in the background.

Intimate Photos Explore the Wonder of Motherhood and Early Childhood

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For Drei, Berlin-based photographer Fred Huening chronicles the raw and tender moments that punctuate early childhood by capturing his son and wife along the Berlin countryside. The book comes third within a series of what the artist explains will ultimately be nine, following Einer, a visual lamentation over a stillborn child, and Zwei, an intimate document of his abiding love for his wife, who was at the time his girlfriend.

Dynamic Nude Self Portraits Depict One Woman’s Changing Body Over Seven Years (NSFW)

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Over the duration of seven years, London based photographer Polly Penrose created a series of dynamic self portraits that examine a woman’s changing body and it’s emotional reaction to a physical space. The series, titled Body of Work, began in a purely organic way, stemming from her desire to capture eccentric nude portraits, while aware she could more accurately dictate concepts and ideas using herself as a subject rather than a model.

Intimate Photos Capture Relationships Between Men and Their ‘Real Dolls’ (NSFW)

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Phil stopped smoking for a year to be able to afford his doll, Pris. He is aware that she’s a doll, but simply doesn’t care what anyone thinks about his choice of lifestyle. Phil’s friends all know of her existence.

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Early morning at the hotel in Wales. ‘Shadowman’ wakes up with his doll Carly. Besides Carly he has four other dolls. His dolls are not part of daily life with his family, but everybody knows of their presence.

For Men & Dolls, Copenhagen-based photographer Benita Marcussen captures the inner world of men who sustain long-term relationship with real dolls, or life-sized female figures made from silicone or plushy material.

Heroin Chic: Portraits of Russian Sex Workers in Designer Clothing (NSFW)

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For Downtown Divas, artists Loral Amir and Gigi Ben Artzi constructed studio portraits of heroin-addicted Russian prostitutes living in a confidential city. Adorning their subjects in clothing by brands like Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton, and Alexander Wang, Amir and Artzi remove them from the context of their daily lives, and place them, sometimes uncomfortably, within the realm of high fashion.

Thought-Provoking Photos Look at the Dual Life of a Prostitute and Mother (NSFW)

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Photographer Marie Hald has always been interested in exploring the subject of prostitution, a legal profession in her country of Denmark. After a number of failed attempts to find a subject — she was looking a woman outside the typical stereotype — she discovered Bonnie, a prostitute and mother of three children. Hald first met with Bonnie while she was working in a small brothel, and after talking for hours in between taking on clients, she agreed to share her story. The resulting series, Bonnie, A Life in Prostitution, is a poignant and honest look at one woman’s daily struggle.

Strange and Sexy Vintage Photos of Nude Women Sitting on Things (NSFW)

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For Sitting, renowned fetish photographer Eric Kroll amassed a large collection of vintage snapshots by the obscure John K., an artist about whom little is known, save for the fact that over the course of an estimated forty years between the 1950s and the 1990s, he created hundreds of images of nude women sitting on various startling objects.

‘Brotherhood of Bears’ Portraits Tenderly Capture A Subset of the Gay Male Community (NSFW)

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Art and Tony – Cuddling on Air Mattress (Mystic, CT)

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Tom’s Back (Dallas, TX)

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Pride Flags – Hillside Campgrounds (Gibson, PA)

For Brotherhood of Bears, New York-based photographer Alan Charlesworth offers an intimate glimpse into the world of Bears, a subculture within the LGBT community composed of gay men who pride themselves on their robust stature and brawny masculinity.

Intimate Photos Offer a Glimpse into the Life of a 21-Year-Old Sex Worker (NSFW)

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Eden sits with her childhood dolls in her old room in Lancaster, VA.

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After Eden services a customer, she takes off her wig to return to her ‘real’ self.

For Eden, Mexico City-based photographer Alicia Vera captures moments in the life of a 21-year-old sex worker living in San Francisco. Vera met Eden three years ago while photographing a project on a strip club, where the 18-year-old had recently begun work. As the photographer began to form an intimate bond with her subject, what started as a wider exploration of women’s rights and female sexuality became a nuanced foray into the experience of one woman.