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Pics or It Didn't Happen

Arvida Bystrom and Molly Soda

£16.99

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 the social media platform as a means of self-expression.

Having received many takedown notices themselves, artists... ​​Read More

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 the social media platform as a means of self-expression.

Having received many takedown notices themselves, artists Arvida Bystrom 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.

Pics or It Didn't Happen features a wide range of subject matter, from body image and sexual relationships to menstruation and nude selfies. 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.

Published by Prestel
Foreword by Chris Kraus
Introduction by Arvida Bystrom and Molly Soda
Hardcover
300 pages
March 2017
English
ISBN 978-3-7913830-7-1
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