As Is: Women Exposed

Amy Gelb

Book Details 
ISBN-13: 978-1-942084-53-2 / $50 US; $72.50 CAN

132 pages; 75 images; 7.5 x 10.5 inches

“The female and femme-presenting figures captured here are free from the restraints and filters imposed upon women by a society that worships beauty and scorns flaws.”,
- Musee Magazine, October 30, 2018

"Amy Gelb is doing a brave and marvelous service not only for women, but for all people, by showing her deep respect for the emotional complexity and startling beauty of the human form.",
- Mayim Bialik 

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Photographs by Amy Gelb 

 As Is: Women exposed, consists of female nudes made in studio settings without artifice or glamour. Amy Gelb's plain-spoken, yet graceful portraits invite the viewer to engage in a conversation about women, self-image, and how we define true beauty. By cropping closely into her subjects, Gelb literalizes the compartmentalization of the female form and recreates the fragmentation of a woman's identity. Her subjects are anonymous and are free to express themselves fully without fear of consequence. 


Amy Gelb was born in New York City, and currently resides and works in Miami Beach. She is a graduate from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Gelb’s work has been featured in prominent art galleries in South Florida, and during Art Basel. For more information, visit: