Controversial nude photo exhibition opens in Copenhagen

Initially banned, the exhibition aims to help women overcome negative body image

“I believe that the saying, that true beauty comes from inside, is actually true, so it’s not so much about the pose or position she is in when we are shooting, but more about the deeper understanding of herself.”

The festive opening was attended by the culture minister, Bertel Haarder, who wondered “why it is a problem to exhibit nude [photos] in Denmark when people can see a lot of nudity everywhere”, and he added:

“There are so many women who are unhappy with their bodies because they compare themselves with the horrible ideals [projected by] the fashion industry.”

The photo exhibition will run until August 5.