Paddy Summerfield’s best photograph: a girl reading a Christian book in the swinging 60s 

‘A sexual revolution was happening – but it seemed to be taking place somewhere else’ – Paddy Summerfield

“I came across this girl in the Oxford University parks, lying in the summer sun reading a book. It was in the late-60s, not a laptop in sight. It was surprising to find an unshaven armpit, almost as shocking as pubic hair. It’s from The Oxford Pictures, my first photographic essay. It was very much a young man’s vision: anxiety, desire and sexual guilt run right through it, maybe because of my strict upbringing with Sunday school lessons and Christian teaching”.[ . . . ] Read More: Paddy Summerfield’s best photograph: a girl reading a Christian book in the swinging 60s | Art and design | The Guardian

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