Preston Powell

NAME: Preston Powell
CENSORSHIP: Content ban

What reason was given for your ban?

My photography went against Instagrams community guidelines against sexually explicit material

Why do you think your post(s) was censored?

I believe it was censored because it was portraying a nude male model in an artistic way. I feel Instagram has made it obvious that they have double standards when it comes to what we portray as sexually explicit material.

Were you able to appeal and what was the response?

Yes, and they denied my request.

What effect has your experience of censorship had on you?

I always worry if my photography is being viewed as Art, or as what individuals on Instagram world consider pornography.

What’s one thing you want people to know about this topic?

Nudity is not pornography and the human body should be looked at as a work of art