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Uncovered: Women in Word and Image Hardcover – June 15, 2009
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Like a good movie, "Uncovered" brought out understanding and emotion that welled up from deep within. I could relate to many women in the book... and felt compassion for those whose experience I did not know. Every woman who volunteered for this project was beautiful... every body, every breast, every spoken word was a poignant reality of how women look, think, and feel. Matter is an exceptional photographer to capture the essence of all women in his shots. I find myself wanting to share this book with everyone I know. I believe there needs to be a shift in what we teach our children, what we relay to others about themselves and their bodies... This book is positive in every way and filled with much wisdom.
I admire the volunteers who stepped forward to be photographed and express their personal thoughts and views. I commend Jordan Matter for his exemplary work. "Uncovered" will proudly be displayed in our home and hopefully, it will prompt interesting and positive conversation amongst family and friends.
Enter "Uncovered" with caution, for as you journey through this book, you just may exit a more enlightened soul. And be careful not to let a tear drip upon the pages...
When I ordered your book "Uncovered" I waited for months before I received it. (a problem with printing) It was well worth the wait. I could hardly keep from turning each page, wanting to savor each model, yet wanting to see all of them all at once. Since that day, I've sat with your book several times and looked, and read, and at each picture tried to put myself there; what was she thinking, how was she feeling, how were the people around her treating her? Every one of these very brave women gave so much, just with their photos. It's amazing. The part I find most ironic is with the women who actually shared part of their story to go alone with their images. The women who seemed to be the most frail or insecure with themselves, were the women I found to be the most beautiful in their photos. I found myself getting mad at them, for what they thought of themselves.
You did a beautiful job.
If you ever decide to do lets say an Uncovered, Seattle, I'm on for that. (respectfully)
This is a fabulous book that encompasses photography, a personal interest story behind many of the ladies and tasteful nudity - best of all, it is like a modern day CANDID CAMERA! I must bow to Jorden Matter's creative professional work in UNCOVERED. Personal words written by the subjects for many of the photos adds immensely to understanding how each lady related to posing topless in public. Anyone has to admire each of the special women who contributed to this book.
I suspect the women of UNCOVERED will never realize how many women they have inspired to pose semi-nude in public.
Anyway, it's been some time since I've looked at my copy, Mr. Matter apparently took advantage of this ruling and found female volunteers to pose in a variety of mostly public places.
Most photos are color, some black&white and most if not all come with testimonials by the models. You'll find at least two races, at least one mother-daughter pose and an age range from pre teen (1 of those) to grandmother age (several of that), and a few who posed more than once. The poses look rarely, if ever, "posed" - most have a very natural quality to them. I found most of the testimonials good too, one woman wrote about finding skin cancer in time because she posed. 2 or 3 didn't give a …… what people thought (that's the not so great part).
I think Jordan Matter sells some copies of some images, and you'll certainly find some good enough to own.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really enjoy this as a photo journal representing a freedom women should have or take more advantage of. I was a little disappointed in the lack of verbiage. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Robert J. Wickham
This review is not for the content, but for the form the book arrived. I ordered the book new, but when arrived, the outer cover is seriously damaged, with parts of it already worn... Read morePublished on December 3, 2013 by Roozbeh Farahbod
Hi This is review is not of the book,the book is absolutely amazing it made me laugh cry and begin to rediscover myself. Read morePublished on April 8, 2012 by janey
While the concept was great........ I did not find the photography at the artistic level expected. I was disappointed.Published on July 25, 2010 by Springs
I had been Following Jordan Matter and the topfree movement long before this book came out. I had a good idea what the content would be but I was really impressed with the details... Read morePublished on January 30, 2010 by Ducky
I was given a copy - this is a very cool book, very New YorkPublished on September 30, 2009 by david h
I was completely blown away by this book. The women and their stories are brutally honest. It completely exposes the difficulties and joys of being a woman in America. Read morePublished on September 4, 2009 by B. Robledo
Often the workings of law stand out when the decision turns out badly or creates interference on the freedoms that this country is famous for. This book celebrates the other side. Read morePublished on August 11, 2009 by Mike Brown