Art & Design

Paris Photo’s Top 10 Photographs on the Female Form

Art & Design

Paris Photo’s Top 10 Photographs on the Female Form

“Nu 80.” Jean-Baptiste Huynh. Galerie Lelong.
“Bondages.” Nobuyoshi Araki. Jablonka Maruani Mercier Gallery.
“Bondages.” Nobuyoshi Araki. Jablonka Maruani Mercier Gallery.
“Belladonna.” Viviane Sassen. Stevenson Gallery.
“Today’s Levitation.” Natsumi Hayashi. MEM Gallery.
"Public Fitting.” Tim Johnson. Tolarno Galleries.
“East Sussex Coast.” Bill Brandt. Stephen Daiter Gallery.
“Persistent and Falling.” Whitney Hubbs. M+B Gallery.
"Sheri with blue and red fabric.” Yoram Roth. Camera Work.
“Kim Kardashian.” Juergen Teller. Suzanne Tarasiève
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Photos courtesy Paris Photo

Whether it’s being sexualized, romanticized or criticized, the female form has always been and will probably always be at the very heart of artistic fixation.

This past weekend, Parisians once again became hosts to art dealers and art lovers from across the globe who made their way to the annual Paris Photo. The Grand Palais was a temporary home to a vast collection of photographic work from some of the world’s leading photography galleries.

The years in which the selected photographs were made varies by centuries, as did the style and curation of each exhibitor’s booth. One common factor among the variety, however, was the visual representation of the female body. Here are 10 of our favorite photographs where the artist uses female form as a central muse.