Our culture is obsessed with youth, especially when it comes to women. Most ladies represented in magazines, on screen, in advertisements or even in the vast canon of art history, are on the young end of the spectrum. In fact, if aliens beamed down to planet earth and to assess our human traditions through various media sources, we doubt they'd know women exist over the age of forty.
Enter Andi Schreiber, a photographer who is turning the camera on herself, capturing the ups and downs of middle age with honesty, sensuality and a sense of humor. Her striking series "Pretty, Please" provides a raw glimpse of a woman's battle to feel sexy when mainstream society says otherwise.