Friday, June 07, 2013


Jane Hilton... Ruby, Wild Horse Ranch, 2012. From the exhibition Precious - photographs by Jane Hilton at Nailya Alexander Gallery in New York, NY. "...In 2000, the BBC commissioned Hilton to make 'Love for Sale,' a series of ten documentaries on Nevada’s legalized prostitution. In 2010, she decided to return with her plate camera to create intimate nude portraits of these girls who represent different cultural backgrounds and a variety of age groups. Hilton visited eleven brothels, including Madam Kitty’s Cathouse and Moonlite Bunny Ranch. She was able to capture her models’ dignity and strength of character while delicately challenging the societal notion of beauty and the stereotypical taboo associated with prostitution. Her entire study and detailed stories are documented in the book with the same title, 'Precious,' which will be released by Schilt Publishing this month."


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