Photographer: Adriana Eskenazi | Instagram
From her photobook “Uncensored“
“For several years of my career, I’ve worked with the adult film company Lust Films, headed by Erika Lust and Pablo Dobner. I’ve been able to document their shoots, make -erotic- promotional pictures and direct some films. During these four (and a little bit more) years, I’ve collected a lot of images, I have delivered hundreds of photos, I’ve created folders and folders on my hard drives and tried to post some of the pictures on my social network, resulting always in being deleted, reported, and eventually banned from these.
This censorship towards all sexuality and the fact that the adult film industry and sex work are still halfway between the frowned upon and the openly accepted implies a dangerous underworld in which there is no limit of any kind and which, ironically is within everyone’s reach.
This book is the intention of bringing out all this material that I am not recommended to show in case my clients stop calling me, my family gets mad at me or Instagram closes my account, and show that the concept of se- xuality and obscenity can be very opposite even if you have a dick between your hands.
The struggle between art and censorship is historical and inevitable, but with the value and use we give today to social networks and their infinite and totally accessible content, we increasingly prohibit more, censor more and set aside more of certain types of content according to the moral standards we accept when we click the terms and conditions box. In books and galleries there are no terms and conditions and that is where you will see most of the really interesting stuff without going blind.
This book is not just another project in a format that I like, but it is the only way to show this type of work, a work that is not “suitable” for conventional channels of diffusion.”
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