Laying in Bed

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Title

Laying in Bed

Subject

LibArt 2022

Description

This piece is part of a series about lesbian relationships and how many people automatically sexualize them or treat them as something for their own pleasure. The series consists of obscured, nude portraits of me and my partner engaging in acts of intimacy or day-to-day activities. The nudity portrays the idea that no matter what we are doing, the viewer will see us in a sexual manner. To keep the photo from meeting the viewer's expectations, I removed those parts of the photo as a way to take control over what they can and cannot see. I hope to bring a sense of normalcy to lesbian relationships with this work and to help others with similar experiences feel less alone.

Creator

Emma Dorst

Date

2022

Rights

Held by creator

Format

Photography

Collection

Citation

Emma Dorst, “Laying in Bed,” KU Libraries Exhibits, accessed May 24, 2024, https://exhibits.lib.ku.edu/items/show/8743.