This week’s Top or Bottom is inspired by Claude Cahun, whose name I recently stumbled across in this month’s ARTnews and who. is. awesome.
Photographer, surrealist, writer, feminist, radical activist and total badass, “..winning new moral freedoms, the rights of the human being repressed after enturies of ferocious superstitions.”* During the Nazi occupation of her French hometown, this lady distributed leaflets denouncing the war, sometimes slipping them INTO NAZI POCKETS!
And her photos are pretty great too.
So in honor of Claude Cahun and badass self portraitists everywhere, I give you