‘Body Modification, A Retrospective’ is a film being made for the purposes of a documentary class by Alex Scott Perry in 2008. This documentary features Dominic Johnson – writer, performance artist and lecturer in the fields of live art, performance art and body-based practices at the Queen Mary, University in London.
Photo: (probably) Nicholas and Curths. Fakir, 1860s.
Ethnographical Photography in India 1850-1900 by John Falconer
Documentary film Body Art (2000) by Kevin Bachar is for people interested in different body treatments like tattoo, piercing, as well as tribal rituals in Africa or Asia being compared to plastic surgery and body modifications in urban environments.