The Sex Goddess Project - Wed Nov 29 - FREE EVENT


“Sex is way too important to leave in the hands of pornographers.”


The Sex Goddess Project is a Ground-breaking Canadian Project of Sexual Art Photography. The Sex Goddess Project is a very diverse, sex-positive and body-positive project that pushed back against slut-shaming and challenges the way sex is depicted in pornography.


A very diverse group of women of all shapes, and sizes and colours and gender-identities celebrate their sexuality in an unapologetic, unashamed and authentic way. There are no photo shopped images of thin twenty-somethings, but instead glorious moments of joy, connection. Intensity, ecstasy, and abandon.


This event will be the project's first public showing in Vancouver.  Accompanying the showing of some glorious photos will be readings from articles written by some of the women depicted in the project about their experiences of self-discovery, self-acceptance and reclaiming of their sexuality through the process of being photographed for the project. There will also be some readings by the photographer, Ricardo Scipio about his forty-plus year journey that lead of to the creation of the work and his battles against sex-negativity.


Space is limited, advance registration is required. 

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Trinidad-born Ricardo Scipio has thus far garnered the reputation for making unique, multi-layered, provocative work in film and photography. His first feature film "When" was an irrepressibly brutal and comedic portrayal of dysfunctional struggling actresses in New York. His second feature film "Watershed" was the first independent feature film in North America to be shot in digital high-definition, breaking ground with its technical and narrative accomplishments. His third feature film "Finder of Lost Children," set in the Caribbean community of Canada, is a poignantly moving and humorous story of two half-sisters that meet for the first time at the funeral of the father neither one of them knew.


Ricardo grew up in Toronto and attended both The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and The University of Waterloo. He started his art career as a fashion photographer and then later as a fine art nude photographer. He has had 14 gallery shows of his work and his first book of photographs- a collaboration with noted Canadian poet George Elliott Clarke, was published in November of 2005. His second book "The Goddess Project" was completed in 2010. A book of nudes of Black women entitled "Uzuri" was finalized in 2011. Never idle for long, Scipio has completed photographing his fourth book "The Goddess Project Book Two" in 2012. His fifth book "The Goddess Project Book Three" was finished in 2015 and he recently completed his sixth book "The Sex Goddess Project." When not on tour, Scipio makes his home in Vancouver BC.

Date start: 
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 19:30