Censorship

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
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
1.12.18
Culture

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

With a Pussy Riot-ran news service and an upcoming theatre production, Nadya Tolokonnikova is hoping to educate the world on the brutal Russian prison system.
Frankie Dunn
7.25.17
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
News

help fund pussy riot's secret punk play

Pussy Riot's Masha Alekhina is already rehearsing "Burning Doors" at an undisclosed location in Belarus.
Hannah Ongley
6.1.16
News

feminist artist's vagina kayak declared 'pop art' in japanese censorship case

Artist Megumi Igarashi scores a small win for opponents of censorship. 'I wanted to make pussy more casual and pop,' she wrote in defense of her infamous 'pussy boat.'
Hannah Ongley
5.9.16
Film

​there's a chinese media blackout over the hong kong film awards best picture

A dystopian collection of shorts about the future of China claimed the main prize, but you wouldn't know that from reading local news sources.
Matthew Whitehouse
4.4.16
News

​nick knight: instagram censorship is 'medieval'

Knight showed his support for a female photographer who has to censor all her nude self-portraits.
Felicity Kinsella
11.9.15
News

what’s wrong with these nude photos of jean-michel basquiat?

And why is his estate trying to censor them?
Alice Newell-Hanson
10.1.15
Film

why did gaspar noé’s ‘love’ get such a harsh rating in france?

Following the backlash about Diary of a Teenage Girl's harsh rating, what does France’s decision mean for the future of cinema censorship?
Emily Manning
8.6.15
News

will instagram ban female nipples if they're on a guy's body?

Orange is The New Black's Matt McGorry posed with Chrissy Teigen's and Miley's deleted nipples to test Instagram's rules.
Isabelle Hellyer
7.13.15
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