In The Act, photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten portrays the lives and skills of women who voluntarily engage in the UK sex industry as their career. All of them chose a markedly different path in life to the usual one, wittingly challenging social stigma. Julia Fullerton-Batten investigated why this is with imagery and videoed interviews.
Following a year of castings, Julia Fullerton-Batten narrowed her choice of models down to fifteen, some of them well educated with university degrees. Among them are aerial artistes, a ping-pong girl, a dominatrix, an escort, and webcam and porn stars. She photographed her nude models provocatively posed against a backdrop of specially designed stage sets, highlighting “their act”.
Julia Fullerton-Batten, The Act
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