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Oh Gary photography

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Gardner, Massachusetts, US

Almost 50 years ago as a college freshman, I was obliged to take an art appreciation class. On the final exam was the question: Why are so many more female nudes painted and sculpted than males? A) the woman's body is more beautiful B) I don't remember the second choice or C) most artists are men.

Answer was C).

Oct 21 12 06:37 pm Link

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alessandro2009

Posts: 7771

Florence, Toscana, Italy

Clinton Winant wrote:
Over the last six months, looking at MM sites on a daily basis, I have been struck by the fact that the number of photographs of naked women so far outweighs the number of photographs of naked men that it can be no coincidence.
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so why is the balance in the average MM portfolio so different?

When you don't make money, you simply shoot what you like, since the vast majority of photographers are men, is simply natural.

Oct 22 12 12:12 am Link