2015 Calendar Tackling Body Image Issues
The calendar includes a selection of 12 diverse photos from the 101 Vagina book with a message written by each woman about her vagina superimposed over the images.
The calendar is only $17 and available for purchase online here: http://www.101vagina.com/calendar/
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101 Vagina is about breaking down the taboo around vaginas and body image shame generally. It confronts the lies we are told about what’s normal and celebrates our uniqueness and diversity. 101 Vagina is also about the sharing of story, of experience; the passing down of knowledge and wisdom.
This book contains 101 beautiful black and white photos of 101 women, along with a message, story or poem written by each woman to accompany their photo. The messages are candid and span the spectrum of emotions. They are raw and honest and form a small compendium of women’s experiences with their bodies and womanhood in general, with a focus on the vagina.
101 Vagina is light and profound, cheeky and deep.
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Find more about the 101 Vagina project here: http://101vagina.com
The photographer behind the 101 Vagina project, Philip Werner, is available for interviews.
Contact: Philip Werner
Time flies and suddenly I have arrived at the final exhibition of this three month exhibition tour of the USA and Canada!
It was a great help that the Globe and Mail article came out just before the exhibition opened, many people came to the exhibition because they had seen the article.
And now, finally, I get to rest and recover a little from this three month tour de force!
Thank you USA and Canada, until we meet again :)
I was very please to receive a phone call from a journalist at the Globe and Mail who wanted to cover the Toronto leg of the 101 Vagina exhibition tour. The newspaper is the largest daily paper, circulated throughout Canada.
The article came out just in time for the exhibition, 12 June 2014
Click here for the article online or the image below to read the paper version.
101 Vagina snuck into New York via NOoSPHERE Arts gallery in the Lower East Side (where all the hipsters live).
New York being New York, one night when I was out putting posters up around the place for the exhibition, I walked past a production set in a little park in Soho. It was for an episode of HBO’s popular TV series Girls.
Long story short, I got the book into the hands of Lena Dunham via the assistant director who had noticed one of the posters I put up!
Hey, Lena, want to incorporate an exploration of the book into one of you episodes? :) Well, that would turn the New York leg of the tour into a fairy tale, but you know, they sometimes come true, right?
Anyway, the exhibition was a success attracting many curious passers-by off the street along with those who’d heard about it.
Next stop, Toronto !
I was very happy to be back in Montreal after my first visit there around 6.5 years earlier. At that time I was enjoying record snow falls not seen in 50 years, this time it was spring! :)
May curious passers-by walked in since the gallery had window frontage onto a semi-busy street.
I was very happy to have a sexologist Josée Leboeuf, B.A., M.A. come and speak at the opening night :)
A couple of days before the opening I was interviewed by a new quarterly women’s mag, Magazine Muses, and they got an article online the next day.
And now, a week after the exhibition there closed a review come out in LaPresse, one of the largest newspapers in Montreal :)
On top of that, on the last day of the exhibition a TV station came in to record for one of their episodes. It’s a new series which follows a man and a woman (they are stars in Montreal apparently) who explore various aspects of sexuality. That episode was about the body. Was great to be a part of it and I’m really looking forward to the outcome.
Last but not least I have to say that the gallery owners of Le repaire des 100 talents, Luc and Adeleine, were very gracious and supportive hosts. I’m very grateful for all their support.
And here’s a few photos as usual :)
Great to see 101 Vagina on Salon.com :)