Revealing Portraits Unveil The Sexual Lives Of People With Disabilities (NSFW)

Note: The following post contains nudity and may not be suitable for work environments.

We live in a world where standards of beauty are brutally closed-minded. All too often those who don’t fit into a culture’s homogenous physical standards are rejected, ignored and excluded because of their physical appearance. People living with disabilities habitually fall into this category of human beings pushed out of sight to avoid discomfort or, perhaps, empathy.

“I see disability as a mirror for society,” explained Italian photographer Olivier Fermariello. “Most of us belong to the 99% of people who do not fit in the standards of manipulated beauty.”

This proximity between sameness and otherness is at the root of his revealing photo series, “Je t’aime moi aussi.” Through his artwork, Fermariello refutes the prejudice often lodged against individuals with disabilities, and showcases his models as not only beautifully unique subjects, but as overtly sexual beings.

Source: www.huffingtonpost.com

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