Picturing Men

Picturing Men : A Century of Male Relationships in Everyday American Photography

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Ibson's analysis focuses on the history of male intimacy and how these everyday photographs challenge conventional boundaries between erotic and platonic, homosexuality and heterosexuality. He explores the photos as symbols of male association from a time when America was far more gender-segregated than it is today, and men felt no anxiety about showing their affection for one another. The images present men of different ages, classes, and races in a range of settings: posed in photographers' studios, on beaches, in lumber camps, on farms, on ships, indoors and out. Ibson concludes his study with images from the 1950s, in which the men begin to show a rigid and limited set of expressions.show more

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  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 175.26 x 254 x 15.24mm | 657.71g
  • Smithsonian Books
  • Washington, United States
  • English
  • 1588340554
  • 9781588340559
  • 2,433,353

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