Pics or it didn't happen
Arvida Byström
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Instagram’s user guidelines prohibit posting violent, nude, partially nude, discriminatory, unlawful, infringing, hateful, pornographic, or sexually suggestive photos. Unsurprisingly, these policies have been a source of tension and debate for many creatives who use social media platforms as a means of self-expression. Having received many takedown notices, artists Arvida Byström and Molly Soda put out an open call asking avid Instagrammers to submit their own censored images.

The result is this collection of pictures from well-known and emerging IG users including Petra Collins, Rupi Kaur, Amalia Ulman, Lina Scheynius, Harley Weir, and dozens more. Pushing the boundaries of social media guidelines and social mores, this book reveals a fascinating picture of 21st-century society’s complex views on the image of the human body and censorship. Foreword by Chris Kraus.

Pages: 300 copies
First edition:
Binding: Hardback
Dimensions: 160 × 160 mm
Design: Nick Shea
Publisher: Prestel Verlag
Language: English
Year: 2016
ISBN: 978-3-7913-8307-1