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slides The Photography of Laurie Toby Edison  
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Women En Large

This and the next five pictures are from Women En Large: A Book of Fat Nudes (Books in Focus, 1994). The texts are from the essays by Debbie Notkin, and from quotations by various models and other supporters of the project.


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glbtq >> American Art: Lesbian, Post-Stonewall
Since Stonewall, lesbian artists in America, from installation artists to filmmakers and photographers to performance artists and painters, have become increasingly diverse and visible.

glbtq >> Laurie Toby Edison
Best known for three collections of photographs featuring, respectively, fat nude women, nude men, and women in Japan, Laurie Toby Edison turned to photography as a medium that could combine art and social activism.

glbtq >> Photography: Lesbian, Post-Stonewall
Since Stonewall lesbian photographers have created an enduring archive that documents lesbian lives, searches for a lesbian sensibility, and explores various issues of particular import to the lesbian community.

glbtq >> Subjects of the Visual Arts: Nude Females
While nude depictions of women appear in most cultures, on both sides of the equator, and in rich variety, lesbian artists have been particularly resourceful in their use of the female nude.

Recommended Reading

Faludi, Susan. Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man. New York: William Morrow, 1999.

Mackie, Vera. Feminism in Modern Japan: Citizenship, Embodiment, and Sexuality. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Schoenfielder, Lisa, and Barb Wieser, eds. Shadow on a Tightrope: Writings by Women on Fat Oppression. Vivian F. Mayer, foreword. Iowa City, Iowa: Aunt Lute Books, 1983.


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