On June 17, 2014, we joined artist Jo Ann Callis for a conversation with Lesley A. Martin, publisher of Aperture’s book program. They discussed Callis’s mid-1970s investigation of the nude body and sexuality, featured in her Aperture book, Other Rooms. The artist’s playful, evocative use of constrictions and overlays on the human form, including twine, belts, tape, and other everyday materials, is both humorous and fraught. Her work offers an intensely personal assessment of the variable meanings of pleasure, eros, and the female nude as a staple of fine art photography.

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