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standardizing equity in figure modeling

Despite the figure model’s vital role in art making and art education, few resources exist to support them. Those that have been written fail to recognize the needs (or even the possibility) of models of color, transgender models, fat models, or disabled models.

 

Combined with inconsistent standards across modeling as a profession, the lack of consideration paid to models who are not white, cisgender, thin or athletic, and able-bodied creates an environment which, to diverse models, is at best unwelcoming and at worst unsafe or completely inaccessible.

a three-volume series

Modeling Modeling is a three-volume series of guidebooks for figure models, instructors and moderators, and art administrations aimed to standardize and make equitable the practices of modeling, working with models, and hiring models. Due for release in Fall 2021, each volume will cater to one of these groups, all while paying particular attention to the needs and concerns of models who come from historically marginalized, oppressed, and underrepresented backgrounds.

Volume 1:

BECOMING A FIGURE MODEL

Volume 2:

WORKING WITH FIGURE MODELS

Volume 3:

HIRING FIGURE MODELS