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Photographer Renée Jacobs on female power, sexuality and reclaiming the nude

Video (12:00): The female nude dates back to the very beginning of art, but it remains a contested symbol. American photographer Renée Jacobs speaks to Eve Jackson (France 24) about reclaiming it and using it as a form of queer and feminist activism. Jacobs’ photo books are entitled “Paris” and “Polaroids” and her exhibition “Dreams & Desires” is being shown at the Sinner hotel in Paris through December 11, 2022.

Phyllis Christopher: Contacts (2021)

Phyllis Christopher: Contacts (2021)

Video (7:18): In this episode of BALTIC Bites, queer feminist artist Phyllis Christopher discusses San Fransisco’s lesbian community in the ’90s and what it meant to capture intimate acts of queer sexuality and protest through documentary photography in the 1990s. See the virtual exhibition ‘Phyllis Christopher: Contacts’ on BALTIC Centre for contemporary Art’s website. The BALTIC hosted Phyllis Christopher’s exhibition in 2021.