'Uncensored' photo book challenges Instagram's approach to nudity

Uncensored by AdeY
(Image credit: From Uncensored by AdeY)

A second edition of the best-selling book Uncensored by internationally renowned artist AdeY has just been released with a brand new cover and print. The Swedish/British photographer and choreographer will also be making his UK debut at The Little Black Gallery in London in May to coincide with the book release.

Uncensored is a personal response to the way in which Instagram censors content and in particular nakedness, even when it’s not of a sexual nature. Using photography, AdeY explores the human body’s strength, physics and ability to balance, while delving into themes that make up the human condition. Working almost entirely with nude models, Adey hopes to challenge gender roles and normative behaviors within our society while creating work about love, equality, connection and acceptance. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.