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September 18, 2022

Call for Fat/Plus sized models

“Fat people in photos” is a photo project helmed by artists Bianca Miranda and Keshia Cheesman, produced by Handsome Alice, in partnership with The GRAND. This project was born out of the need and the desire to see fat people represented in all kinds of media. Why? Because, simply put, we want nothing more than to see fat people living their lives - no hiding, no touch-ups, just fat people existing as they are.  

Alongside photographer Tinna of LAO’d Productions, we, Bianca and Keshia, are inviting Fat/Plus sized people into a judgment free and inclusive space where risk and play are honoured and encouraged. We are asking the questions, “What happens when fat people are given the space to be remarkable, to be celebrated, to take up space? What happens when you take the time to see the humanity behind our bodies that have been historically deemed unworthy by society?”

Let’s connect, laugh, look cute, silly, and pose together!

In February 2023, these photos will be displayed at The GRAND as part of Exposure Photography Festival. Additionally, these images may be used on social media, as well as sold as prints or a photobook at the festival.

This photo project centres Fat/Plus sized people. We welcome all genders, bodies, physical abilities, and class positions. Professional modeling experience is not necessary! All models must be 18+.

The photoshoot will be held on September 18th at The GRAND, located at 608 1 St SW, Calgary, AB. Models will need to be available for the full day (11am-6pm) but may not be called for the full day. An honorarium of $100 will be given to models for their participation. Snacks and beverages will also be provided throughout the day.