'Overbearing Virtues' is a personal investigation which confronts the pressures implemented on representations of the male physique. Enthused by his own struggle with body insecurities, Adam Hurst has produced a series of self portraits, exploring his own relationship with traditional ideologies of masculinity. Turning the camera onto himself, Adam is seen at his most vulnerable, performing with his slender figure to challenge the dominant representations of male body image and gendered stereotypes. In a society that can dehumanise those who don't fit into social expectations, 'Overbearing Virtues'dismantles those distinctive depictions in the hopes of empowering others to tackle their boundaries in the journey towards self-acceptance.
Callum Agnew • Matilde Araoz Ellis • Paloma Brackston • Serena Brown • Molly Budd • Hannah Detnon • Rebecca Dudley • Millie Elliot • Lauren Fearn • Effie Gridley • Louie Halpin Parr • Zoe Harrison • Adam Hurst • Caterina Lombardi • Emma Pearce • Eloise Scott • Leissle and Sharkey •