The Chameleon Body: Photographs of Contemporary Fetishism, by Nicholas Sinclair

Sandra Martínez Rossi
2020 SOBRE. Prácticas artísticas y políticas de la edición  
Nicholas Sinclair is an English photographer who lives and works between London and Berlin; His photographic work expressed a great commitment to the subject and exhibits an intriguing set of gazes where identities are exposed. In 1995, the Brighton Museum commissioned a series of photographs for the catalogue of the exhibition «Fetishism: Visualizing Power and Desire», the first monographic presentation on fetishism to be held in Britain. This initial photographic project along with other
more » ... aits of performance artists, modern primitives, and in general subjects who built their identity through the body gave rise to the book The Chameleon Body: Photographs of Contemporary Fetishism that Nicholas Sinclair published in 1996. This review presents some of the most emblematic photographs that expose different points of view of the body that, like a chameleon, constantly transforms itself. We will try to enter through the camera of Nicholas Sinclair in a world that seems from another time, but that still remains beating below the surface, portraits of people that offer diverse and possible bodily realities, in some cases far from a false idea of the exotic.
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