By Olivia Fleming. With the goal of 'normalizing nudity,' a new photography project featuring naked Mormon women hopes to shed light on the religion's strict codes of modesty. With the aim of 'normalizing nudity,' a new photography project featuring naked Mormon women hopes to shed light on the religion's strict codes of modesty. Mrs Anderson, who hopes people will view the images 'with open minds and hearts,' says the idea of Mormon Women Bare began in after several news stories surrounding modesty in Mormon culture came to light. And one of the Church's magazines altered a Carl Bloch painting of angels by removing their wings and adding cap sleeves to their dresses.
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Photographer Katrina B. When did you first decide that you wanted to do this project? I wanted to do something new and creatively challenging, so the idea of nudes as a counter to all this modesty rhetoric seemed like an interesting—and needed—endeavor. Women have a long history in our society of being seen as property.
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This article originally appeared on Religion Dispatches. Anderson, who has a degree in broadcast journalism from Brigham Young University, spoke to me recently about the project. So even as I grew up Mormon in small-town Ohio, I came from a background that normalized bodies from an artistic and medical point of view. My parents never made a big deal if we happened to walk around the house naked—not that we were nudists, but we were comfortable in our bodies. My mom always had art books in the house and as a kid I spent a lot of time looking at them.