In Peru and especially in the provinces, being gay is a taboo, there is a lot of discrimination, so in 2005 I was able to travel to Buenos Aires. Since 2017 I have been photographing boys residing in Buenos Aires, mostly from bordering countries and Latin America, their stories have similarities to mine ... we all arrive in search of freedom.
Friends Chotu and Rajan leaving the temple Soon after beginning my research to prepare 'Jugaad-Of intimacy and Love' I realised that my attempts to locate familiar identities in the public gestures rooted in India's homosocial culture would only stand in the way of embracing the many subtle layers of intimacies my collaborators eventually began sharing with me. QUOTE: “ What we feel is, when we hold hands and walk, the love that we have gets strengthened even further. Our love becomes deeper and we establish trust in each other and build upon it through this." Gaurav. For 'Jugaad-Of Intimacy and...
Chameleon is a photo essay about visibility and stands as a conversation between masculinities and spaces. Looking beyond heteronormative confines the still frames evoke the love, fear, joy and safe environments of people that exist outside these sometimes suffocating constructs.
During a two-month backpacking trip through Europe in the spring of 2018 Mickey Aloisio photographed over 50 men in six cities. He found himself stepping in front of the lens with them as a way of visually documenting and reflecting on these immensely intimate first encounters.
Under Sharia law in Aceh, Indonesia, transgressions are punished by corporeal punishment. The number of lashes varies from 7 to 100, depending on the perceived severity. The photos show a court case and public caning, of men who were in a same-sex relationship.
My idols or role models were masculine characters in movies or cartoon films when I was in my school days. They were uniformly strong and rough, and always made a violent look which was supposed to destroy anything. The stereotype of these guy images has been forcing us to become one of them.