For everyone who comes here for science photography, I apologise for the lack of it recently, there will be more any day now.
For those of you who just like all of my work I have good news, I have donated my work as a photographer to a worthy cause, which is not terribly unusual.
What is unusual is that I am also the subject. This is probably the only such self-portrait I'll ever make.
So let me introduce you:
The basic overview of this calendar and "why":
"Today – 8 March 2012 International Women’s Day – the Nude Photo
Revolutionaries Calendar is being launched in homage to Egyptian
atheist, student and blogger Aliaa Magda Elmahdy who posted a nude photo
of herself, announcing the post on Twitter under the hashtag,
To Download the Calendar, click here.
The calendar is the idea of campaigner Maryam Namazie to support
Aliaa Magda Elmahdy and join her ‘screams against a society of violence,
racism, sexism, sexual harassment and hypocrisy’.
Namazie says: ‘What with Islamism and the religious right being
obsessed with women’s bodies and demanding that we be veiled, bound, and
gagged, nudity breaks taboos and is an important form of resistance.’
The calendar is designed by SlutWalk Co-founder Toronto, Sonya JF
Barnett who says: ‘I felt that women needed to stand in solidarity with
Aliaa. It takes a lot of guts to do what she did, and the backlash is
always expected and can quite hurtful. She needed to know that there are
others like her, willing to push the envelope to express outrage.’
Others who join the ‘scream’ include mother and daughter Anne Baker
and Poppy Wilson St James, teacher Luisa Batista, We are Atheism Founder
Amanda Brown, atheist bloggers Greta Christina and Emily Dietle, FEMEN
activist Alena Magelat, photographer Mallorie Nasrallah, actress Cleo
Powell, freethinker Nina Sankari , writer Saskia Vogel, and Maja Wolna.
The women are photographed by Julian Baker, Adam Brown, Grzegorz
Brzezicki, Lucy Fox-Bohan, Agnieszka Hodowana, Ben Hopper, N. Maxwell
Lander, Mallorie Nasrallah, Mark Neurdenburg, Vitaliy Pavlenko, and
That lovely description was lifted from blogger Maryam Namazie, As are the details below:
Join the ‘Scream’ on Facebook and on Twitter under the hashtag #NudePhotoRevolutionary.
To purchase a copy of the Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar via
Paypal, click below. Your support is important. BUY A CALENDAR TODAY!
Proceeds will go towards supporting women’s rights and free expression.
Click here for more details and purchasing.
And this awesome article!