Alan J. Wilkinson
I learned how to be a man from my father, a man who was uncomfortable with showing emotion within a male environment. I now look for that bond between other men, a bond I never had with my own father. The depiction of the biker, more specifically “chopper riders,” has pendulated over the past sixty years from the hero to the anti-establishment figure we see in the images the Hell’s Angels and the like. In Kingdom I document the biker subculture, deconstructing the masculine rites and rituals and challenging the hypermasculine representation portrayed in its history. This two-year visual exploration shows this male-dominated world, and its vulnerability and the unguarded silence that exists under the surface of their masculine performance.
David Copeland • Conánn Fitzpatrick Alvarez-Casado • Sam Hadfield • Aoife Herrity • Xanthe Hutchinson • Lucy Jarvis • Monique Kelly • Kerstin Maria Lehmann Handover • Michelle Moloney • Samantha Obman • Nick Smith • Alan J. Wilkinson •