But did you ever stop to think what it must be like for someone exceeding their healthy BMI? Sadly, it's not surprising that an obese person is often seen – and judged – only by his or her appearance. In an exclusive exhibition at Fondazione Forma per la Fotografia in Milan this week, photographers Winkler+Noah hope to change all that with a series of images, made in collaboration with four renowned Italian artists.
Illustrator Elisa Macellari, street artist Millo, tattoo artist Amanda Toy and calligrapher Nicolò Visioli have reinterpreted the real-life stories of four obese people, painting their words directly onto their bodies, which Winkler+Noah then photographed.
Some of those featured are the protagonists of the second season of La Clinica per Rinascere – Obesity Center Caserta, the original TV series on air on Real Time in which obese people decide to change their lives returning to a normal weight.
Beyond the Body was created by We Are Social, as well as production agency H Films, for Discovery Italia.
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