Censorship

Photography

'terms & conditions' celebrates the uncensored female form

"Gendered censorship reflects societal fears and the power dynamics that keep the female body sexualized, rather than understood."
Jack Sunnucks
4.10.19
Photography

surreal photos of strangers and lovers in a paris hotel

No. 223 (aka Lin Zhipeng) took over the Hôtel Grand Amour for three days, capturing models he found on Instagram — "All Asians. And older than 18!" -- in playfully erotic posts.
Sarah Moroz
11.14.18
News

this picture of two men kissing was deleted by instagram because it violates community guidelines

An image we shared last week from photographer Stella Asia Consonni was promptly deleted by the social media platform. Olly Alexander, Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall and Sink the Pink’s Glyn Fussell all took to Instagram to protest.
Georgie Wright
7.3.18
Opinion

spotify are blacklisting r kelly from playlists: who should be next and where do we draw the line?

Yesterday, the streaming giant announced that R Kelly’s music will no longer appear in its company owned playlists. That brings up some interesting questions about censorship and the moral ambiguity of enjoying art by certain individuals.
Alim Kheraj
5.11.18
Think Pieces

is censoring art ever right?

Last week, Manchester Art Gallery removed JW Waterhouse’s 1896 Hylas and the Nymphs from display. Approximately three minutes later, all hell broke loose.
Matthew Whitehouse
2.9.18
Culture

these censored nudes are the 1960s equivalent of emoji-covered nipples

Photographer Tiane Doan na Champassak explores eroticism and censorship in his new book.
Zio Baritaux
1.13.18
Arts

what the blacklisting of feminist artists in the 70s says about censorship today

An exhibition at this year’s Frieze framed sex positivity in art from a feminist perspective. The success suggests a move towards mainstream praise of radical women artists — but there are still challenges to be met.
Grace Banks
10.13.17
Arts

pussy riot’s nadya tolokonnikova talks us through her new protest project: immersive theatre

With her Pussy Riot run news service and new theatre production, Nadya Tolokonnikova is hoping to educate the world on the brutal Russian prison system.
Frankie Dunn
7.27.17
Culture

the movies that taught australia to talk about sex

These are the films that challenged traditional representations of love, sex and intimacy to bring queer conversations into the mainstream.
Shannon May Powell
2.17.17
News

instagram deleted harley weir’s account over period blood

Social media still can't deal with women's bodies.
Clementine de Pressigny
9.7.16
News

a nude painting by lisa yuskavage is being censored by australian newsagents

'Why does an oil painting of a naked woman by a female painter at the top of her game warrant censorship when the images of objectified female bodies we consume in advertising and mass media every day are considered business as usual?' asks editor Neha...
Hannah Ongley
8.9.16
Culture

the future will be in print: meet the kids changing australian publishing

From DIY zines to conceptual glossies — these are the curators making sure young voices are heard, diverse opinions celebrated and censorship challenged.
i-D Staff
7.7.16
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