Photo Diary

 

In this emotionally powerful project, Julia Kozerski uses her photography skills to capture her “… private struggles with food, obsession, self-control, and self-image.”

 

 
“We are flooded with media messages and images about losing weight: PSA campaigns, sneaker ads, reality shows, before and after commercials, in which celebs beam with joy in photos proving that they’ve slimmed down. They’re often perfectly toned, in a bikini, grinning ear to ear.
 

“Julia Kozerski’s artwork is very, very different. She faces the camera not with a smile, but with a steady, open, challenging gaze. Sometimes there are tears in her eyes. Sometimes she doesn’t face the camera at all. …
 
“We’re not accustomed to seeing documentation of this sort: A woman’s body photographed not for the male gaze, not Photoshopped and airbrushed and rendered perfect so as to be more easily digested by the public.”

 

See the rest of the project here (Note: NSFW due to nudity).

 

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