The photographer Alexandra Avakian has told the stories of uprisings, civil wars and famines through her work. But today her photos tell a more personal story — her experience as a woman with breast cancer. In a moving series of photographs, Ms.
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Imagine it is and you are living in conservative New England, but you want to send a saucy nudie pic to your lover. Beauty Revealed is a provocative self-portrait by Sarah Goodridge —an American artist who specialized in portrait miniatures. It is teeny tiny — just 6.
Times Insider delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how news, features and opinion come together at The New York Times. When the artist and activist Joanne Motichka took the self-portrait that appeared on the Aug. Motichka — who goes, Cher-like, by Matuschka — had been told she had breast cancer at 37 and had undergone a mastectomy and six months of chemotherapy. In the image, a woman in a diaphanous head wrap looks off to the side, her one-sleeved dress cut low to reveal a long scar and a hollow in her chest where her right breast had been removed.
Andy Murray demonstrates his talents are more suited to the tennis court as stars raise money for breast cancer research. The cheekbones, the lashes, that pout — Joan Collins is easily recognisable in a self-portrait up for sale to raise cash for charity. Dominic West and Ed Sheeran were also are among the stars to auction off personal drawings to raise money for breast cancer.
Chris Packard teaches at New York University. His essays have appeared in Arizona Quarterly and Concerns. Beauty Revealedas Sarah Goodridge called it, is an extraordinary self-portrait no matter how you look at it.
License this image. Lucas's group of twelve photographic self portraits have been reproduced digitally as Iris prints in an edition of one hundred and fifty. They range from her first photographic self portrait, Eating a Banana P to the more recent Human Toilet Revisitedwhich also exists in the Tate collection as a c-type print Tate P
License this image. Lely's debt to van Dyck's work is evident in the seated three-quarter-length composition, the rich billowing curtain and the stone window opening to the left. While the identity of the sitter is uncertain, her bared breast suggests that she is some powerful man's mistress rather than a lady of impeccable virtue. Her left hand rests on a golden object, perhaps the jar that symbolises the reformed biblical sinner Mary Magdalene.
As a photographer, I've spent most of my career looking deeply into the spaces we inhabit. The idea of Home - what it meant and how it felt, preoccupied my thinking. Almost all my pictures were of the spaces we live in or the things we live with.