"Professional photography has been a great means to
an end... that end being art with a social conscience."
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Frank Cordelle's Project Statement
"Century is a chronological series of nude photographic portraits
of women from the moment of birth through one hundred years of age.
Regardless of their circumstances, the girls and women whose portraits
appear here are both brave and wise. They are role models for all
SpiralMuse acknowledges Frank for his powerful project and images.
Check out his website to view more of his photographs and read
the women's very moving narratives: www.thecenturyproject.com
Testimonials written by women in Frank Cordelle's
"It is with a great sense of joy that I have come to participate
in this project among so many real and vibrant women.
Fat women are real women. We are the forgotten goddesses of softness
and sensuality. I believe that fat women are uniquely nurturing
and powerful. However, in a society obsessed with being thin, we
goddesses have been cast aside. It is for this reason that I have
posed. I want to be a reminder to our culture that beauty exists
in many forms. Some of the most beautiful forms are large, juicy,
I have never been anything but fat. I have learned to celebrate
myself. I have given myself permission to acknowledge myself as
beautiful, powerful, and dignified. I consider myself to be a role
model for the modern fat woman.
I am an activist for the civil rights of large people. Posing in
this project for me, was perhaps the most political of all statements
I can make about fat people... especially fat women... we have a
right not only to be, but to be seen and appreciated. I am proud
to be both an image and a statement. I am grateful to Frank Cordelle
for his talent, compassion, and validation."
"Life at it's fullest at 94. A little naughty always. I love men
and adore the Naturist clubs that have rejuvenated me.
I posed nude so some old lady will not fear age and some old men
would know old women are not so strange. I loved the challenge of
posing nude, such excitement!
My husband would have said: 'Some picture, kid!'"
Sylvia, 2 1/2