About the Ebook
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I am a Documentary Photographer, PhD Doctoral Researcher and Sex Work Activist interested in challenging the victim centered nature of sex worker imagery online and how photography is instrumental in the war against sex workers. I want to challenge the prevailing ideology of sex-work and present to the viewer an alternative perception of the industry and its female participants - normally obscured by one particular, narrow version of feminism, by anti sex-work rhetoric and by modern western cultural attitudes towards women’s bodies and sex. My work is aimed at stopping the over-simplification of the lives of sex workers, and to challenge current imagery that encourages the sense that the only way of interpreting their lives is to see them as ripe for 'rescue.' . In the war on sex work, photography silences the intentions, actions and feelings of sex workers and serves to make their lives more precarious .