Acts of Manhood
This series explores the performance of masculinity. The conventional ideologies which culture defines as masculine compelled me to capture the Asian male as they are not frequently depicted as masculine in mediated society. The project was a collaboration between myself and the subjects. I gave the models creative authority over choosing how to represent themselves, whether it was through costume, pose and expression. The social construct of masculinity has become culturally embedded in society. The limited selection of acceptable traits that are considered manly is regularly utilised by men to adhere to hegemonic ideologies. The masculinity which the subjects present is not quite their own, however, they instead present a culturally approved construct of how they wish to be perceived.
Lucy Cassidy • Annie Evans • Thomas Huw Evans • Vera Hadzhiyska • Annabelle Hall • Aimee Harvey • Ben Hatherly • Sam MacAlpine • Ryan Munday • Archie Munro • Harry Murphy • Robart Nikolchev • Alisha Payer • Robbie Spotswood • Steven St John • Aaron Stewart • Vytaute Trijonyte • Saesha Ward • Cameron Webb • Rhiannon Wiggs •