Jordon Izzo is a keen supporter of topless equality. She believes in her right to claim what her breasts and nipples mean to her, and not how they are defined by much of society. She wishes the female anatomy was no longer viewed only as an object of sexual desire, but as the natural human element that it is. Objectification of the female breast has become a recent problem of social consciousness. When we see a woman’s nipples we don’t think about their natural vitality, but rather their sexual potential. Fetishized in advertising, and at the same time gazed upon with awkwardness during breastfeeding.
For 3 days, I followed Jordon around New York City, photographing her typical day. I created this project to spread awareness regarding the Free the Nipple movement, which remains one of today’s most important women’s rights issues.
New York City, September 2015