Floriane Misslin
Familiar Beauties
The Body Hair Image
While stock imagery company Getty Images keeps producing photographs of perfectly shaved bodies, numerous movements in society promote women’s body hair acceptance. Even though the body hair issue remains taboo as it questions social body conventions, going along with such social evolution seems an obvious turn for the company. This research gathers sharp and constructive reasons for Getty Images to produce more female body hair images. Using their own visual language we have produced photographs revealing armpit hair to demonstrate a fictive result of a Getty Image research with reconditioned body imagery —2014

Fictive still from Getty Images online search tool featuring female body hair.
Extracts from the research publication.