Pics or it Didn't Happen (Hardback)

Arvida Bystrom

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Instagram's user guidelines prohibit posting "violent, nude, partially nude, discriminatory, unlawful, infringing, hateful, pornographic, or sexually suggestive photos." Unsurprisingly, these policies have been a source of tension and debate for many creatives who use the social media platform as a means of self-expression. Having received many takedown notices themselves, artists Arvida Bystro m and Molly Soda put out an open call asking avid Instagrammers to submit their own censored images. The result is this collection of pictures from well-known and emerging IG users including Petra Collins, Rupi Kaur, Amalia Ulman, Lina Scheynius, Harley Weir, and dozens more. The book features a wide range of subject matter, from body image and sexual relationships to menstruation and nude selfies. Pushing the boundaries of social media guidelines and social mores, this book reveals a fascinating picture of 21st century society's complex views on the image of the human body and censorship.


Product Details

  • Product code: BLOIM
  • ISBN: 9783791383071
  • Publisher: Prestel
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 16.4cm x 16.4cm
  • Pages: 300
  • Publish date: Thu Feb 23 00:00:00 GMT 2017
  • Book points: 13

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