'The Huffington Post' on SVA Graduate's 'Sex-Positive' Photos for 'The Fader'
March 29, 2017
The Huffington Post, on recent work by Caroline Tompkins (BFA 2014 Photography): "The Fader magazine recently recruited New York-based photographer Caroline Tompkins for a very serious mission: they needed butt photos and lots of them.
"The photos were meant for the magazine’s Love & Sex issue, specifically a piece called 'What a Butt Wants,' filled with ass-centric wisdom from experts including a personal trainer, an acupuncturist, and a licensed esthetician.
"It was 2014 that was playfully dubbed 'The Year of the Butt' around the internet, honoring women like Nicki Minaj and Kim Kardashian as its patron saints. Yet many interpreted the designation―which, in part, correlated to an increase in surgical butt enhancements―as pop culture appropriating, fetishizing and exploiting black women’s bodies, long criticized for being curvaceous." (For the full story, click here.)