Sian Green Lord she is a british model. is defined as “advocate of positive body image and self-love”. He says it “helps” his followers “feel empowered to post at once.” And this is how she is seen, posing in different places just as she is, showing his life, his day to day, with a prosthetic leg.
Green-Lord was the protagonist in the last hours of a strong complaint, after assuring that her image was used in a poster of a body positivism campaign of the Ministry of Equality from Spain without their permission and with an aggravating circumstance: in the edition They removed the prosthetic leg.
A similar complaint was raised by the also British Juliet Fitzpatrickwhich has one double mastectomy, and claims that his image has been used without permission in the campaign. The victim believes that the face of the woman with a single mastectomy that appears on the poster could be based on a portrait of him, which he took Amy Barwell.
The campaign is committed to a summer “without stereotypes” or “aesthetic violence” and carries the slogan “summer is also ours”.
The image, from which the ministry disassociated itself, was in charge of the agency ArtRaccoonthat apologized for using images of various models without authorization and promised to share the benefits of this work with them “in equal parts”.
The poster shows an image on the beach of five women of different races, sizes, with a mastectomy.
Green-Lord, who lost her leg after being hit by a taxi in New York in 2013, questioned the campaign on her social networks. She there she said that she “she doesn’t even know how to explain” the anger she feels. “One thing is to use my image without my permission and another is to edit my body”released the 32-year-old model.
Your complaint comes after your colleague Nyome Nicholas-Williams also denounced that the campaign on body diversity on Spanish beaches, presented last Wednesday, use your image without authorization. The 30-year-old model called the campaigners “rude and disrespectful” on Thursday.
On your side, Barwell denounced that “a photograph of his series ‘Mastectomy’ was also stolen and used in the ‘advertisement’ of the Spanish government in a derogatory manner”.
He also specified that the image “is strictly protected by copyright” and that he did not give permission for its use neither to the Spanish Women’s Institute nor to the authors of Arte Mapache.
Finally, Fitzpatrick On her social media, she posted, “I think my face may have been used and superimposed on the one-breasted woman. Can you tell me what images were used to make this woman?” And she added: “I don’t have breasts and I would be sad if my face was put on a body with one. And I would be furious if the image was used without my consent.”
After the controversy, which the author recognizes as “justified”, around the image rights of the illustration, she assured that she believes that “the best way to alleviate the damage that may have been derived from my conduct is to distribute the benefits that are derived of this work in equal parts”.