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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Jordan Matter Photography; 1st edition (June 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615230970
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615230979
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 8.3 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #99,994 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jordan Matter is a portrait photographer in New York City. His work has been exhibited at the Art Mine Gallery in Seattle and Foley Gallery in Manhattan. Uncovered has been featured on The Today Show (NBC), Countdown with Keith Olbermann (MSNBC), the BBC (UK), Sex-TV (Canada), WROC-TV, NY1 News, CBS Radio and WOR Radio. Print coverage includes the NY Daily News, Time Out New York, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. Matter lives in New York with his wife, Lauren, and their son, Hudson.

Customer Reviews

This book is a celebration of women and their bodies.
P. Murtha
Their courage to not only be photographed, but to share such personal stories, inspires me!
Karalee Huntley
I find myself wanting to share this book with everyone I know.
L. Brock

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By L. Brock on June 18, 2009
My husband and I ordered a copy of "Uncovered" back in January 2009. We've been absolutely thrilled with it! This book deserves a lot of raving about...

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.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Karalee Huntley on August 1, 2009
I was first introduced to "Uncovered" when a friend of mine sent me a link to Jordan Matter's website a couple years ago. The photographs are beautiful, no doubt, but it's the women that are so great. Their courage to not only be photographed, but to share such personal stories, inspires me! I was so excited to finally have it in print. As a nursing mom, I've come to realize just how hung up our society is with nudity. This book has a permanent place in my living room. I want my children to grow up seeing that we are all unique and beautiful. "Uncovered" is a true testament to that!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By F. Brock on June 20, 2009
"Uncovered" is a wonderfully well-put-together collection of words of wisdom and photographic celebrations of life. The testimonials and photographs in Matter's book are all so very touching and beautiful in their own, individual ways. Each page, through photos and/or words, tells a unique story of struggle and determination to break from family, religious, and societal molds of shame, and learn to love one's own self and body - to see and appreciate the beauty of Who We Really Are.

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...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Trish Clements on October 1, 2009
I want to say so much.
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)
Sincerely,
Trish Clements
Seattle, WA
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. Hooper on September 5, 2009
I'm a semi-pro photographer, enjoy shooting classy poses in the studio and have purchased numerous reference books on the subject of photographing the nude. However I have had little opportunity to do public shoots of semi-nudes on location. Having tracked Jorden's work over the past couple years, I was quite anxious to see the results in this book.

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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mike Brown on August 11, 2009
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. Reading the comments of the women that posed, "Uncovered" shows the legal decision that led to Jordan Matter's inspiration; and the decision carried in his pocket, were correct. On a more direct level, I know the feeling. My wife is one of the women that appear in the book and I posed with her, making me one of the few males that appear. The very concept of this book is empowering; the execution follows that concept.
Yes, this is a book of photographs, but a book that needs to be read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Burchfield on November 29, 2012
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Apparently in New York a woman can legally be topless, not that the news will tell you that.
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.
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