Photographer's Note

Throughout history, tanning has seen several fluctuations in popularity. In early civilizations with a class system, social distinctions existed between those of tanned complexion and those without. Those who often spent long hours working in the sun were often grouped together as lower class.

In the 1940’s, women’s magazines started using advertisements that encouraged sun bathing. The bikini made its appearance in 1946 (Louis Reard was the French designer who introduced the bikini). In the 1950’s, an ever-growing trend was to use baby oil as a method to tan more quickly.

According to several studies, both men and women view a tanned body as more healthy than a pale body.

However, exposure to direct sunlight is considered potentially harmful to a person's health.

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