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Facebook's send-us-your-nudes service is coming to UK, America

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Re: How Prevalent is Nude Photography....

"I'm pretty sure the second ever Daguerreotype was a nude, the first being a test shot for the lighting."

Go back further. Clerics in the church in Italy commissioned paintings of nudes for their private apartments - usually kept behind curtain drapes. Early sculptures were nudes. It was the Christian cultures who retrospectively added figurative fig leaves to classical sculptures - or even broke off the bits that offended*** them.

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