Interestingly, it sparked a chain reaction of memes on the internet.
9 February 2022
Read In The Bathtub Day
"Like a good movie, ‘Uncovered’ brought out understanding and emotion that welled up from deep within.
I could relate to many women in the book… and felt compassion for those whose experience I did not know.
Every woman who volunteered for this project was beautiful… every body, every breast, every spoken word was a poignant reality of how women look, think, and feel."
Matter is an exceptional photographer to capture the essence of all women in his shots.
I find myself wanting to share this book with everyone I know.
I believe there needs to be a shift in what we teach our children, what we relay to others about themselves and their bodies… This book is positive in every way and filled with much wisdom.
In her foreword, author Susan Seligson states what all men and women already know:
“Breasts are an inexplicably big deal.”
Over a period of six years, Jordan Matter photographed over 100 women bare-breasted in New York City. They varied in terms of age, education and profession. Every one was a volunteer. Every subject faced reactions to her decision to defy convention, and many confronted feelings of shame and inadequacy. But after the shoots, the women were unexpectedly euphoric—and Matter wondered just what he had uncovered.
Many of the women agreed to interviews or wrote their own texts for this collection, revealing their journeys toward self-acceptance. The result is a remarkable chorus of shared experience, secret fears, optimism and wisdom. Uncovered celebrates the controversial female body. But it also honour’s the individual women who were willing to confront their culture and themselves. These are their images and their stories, in their own words.
From Nancy Redd New York Times bestselling author of Body Drama
“This amazingly unique celebration of women’s breasts is not only brave and beautiful, but also insightful and inspiring enough to make even the most frustrated female excited about her body.”