Another approach taken has been for documentary photographers to observe the porn industry. Their photographs serve to deconstruct the usual image-constructions of pornography and create quite mesmerising images. However, as with all documentary images, we must remain alert to the fact that the documentarist positions himself outside of what he sees, as a neutral observing. Its a position of privilege to suggest that the author-position is neutral and objective.
Larry Sultan’s project ‘The Valley’ is an exploration of the porn industry
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders porn portraits