Portraits of sex cam girls, captured through Skype

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“Kate Peters’ Cam Girls is a startling and unusual portrait series. Her pixelated images are photographs of a computer screen, and the women on them make their living offering online sexual performances. She collaborates with these women to make art at a distance, offering a contemporary picture of a long-taboo subject…

The photographer chose poses that mimicked 19th century western art nudes. The colors and languid nature of the portraits have a painterly quality, offering a surreal dignity to a taboo scene. Peters feels conflicted about the reasons someone might choose such a career, but wants the photos to be a catalyst for discussions on feminism, femininity and empowerment.

“The female body has long been idealized, objectified and fetishized and the nude is an incredibly loaded subject matter,” she says. “I wanted to produce images that open a debate, to produce beautiful images of a subject matter that is not so palatable, nude images of women who are very much in control of themselves, who have chosen this occupation.”

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