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Feminine / Masculine

A curated international photography exhibition

February 10 – March 5, 2022                                                                 newsletter

Masculine (feminine)
Those Seventies
The Untended Garden - Failure of Purpose
Uncle Felix
Perchance to dream 47
Shooting Ophelia 02
Coffeehouse separation
Stepping Out 2
Stepping Out 13
Nude 2019. 11. 16/1.
Dear Mike
Tight fit
Untitled No. 1
We, non binary -1
En Garde
Snowbank Exotica #3
Snowbank Exotica #5
Pure dream
Binaries Collide
Sunday in Brooklyn
The Red Dress
The Untended Garden - To Pluck
Masculine (feminine)
Jan in the Garden
The look
The eye
Mary in Window, 2021
Him at the Window
Covering with hands

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Portrayals of femininity and masculinity are, without doubt, central to a number of art forms, photography not being an exception. The past few decades have given rise to – often heated – discussions and criticisms of past, recent, and current photographic practices for their lack of reflection on the assumptions, stereotypes, and prejudices surrounding photographic approaches to femininity and masculinity. Fine art and commercial works alike have been critiqued for the potential consequences of their approach and presentation. Historically femininity and masculinity have been conceived, among others, as oppositions, as complements of each other, or as positions on a continuum. There are hardly any ways of portraying femininity and masculinity that would or could not be considered trivial, conservative, pretentious, demeaning, distasteful, clichéd or even offensive by some. It often seems that everything has been both said and photographed about this subject, and yet, it is not possible to ignore the persistence of the theme in our contemporary visual culture. What is it that we can still value and possibly revive from the rich history of photography; are there any novel ways left to approach this subject with a fresh critical eye?

Curator's choice

Fern L. Nesson: Masculine (feminine)

Honourable mentions

Lynne Breitfeller: Carly

Ida Csapó: Those Seventies

Mara Magyarosi-Laytner: The Untended Garden - Failure of Purpose

Exhibiting photographers

Mildred Alpern (New York, NY, USA), Kevin Bacher (Eatonville, WA, USA), Lynne Breitfeller (Emerson, NJ, USA), Eva Brunner (Berlin, Germany), Thierry Camus (Paris, France), Ida Csapó (Budapest, Hungary), Caroline Dejeneffe (Los Angeles, CA, USA), Paul Delpani (Vienna, Austria), Sebrina Fassbender (Madison, WI, USA), Sari Fried-Fiori (Katy, TX, USA), László Gálos (Capelle aan den Ijssel, Netherlands), Lara Gilks (Wellington, New Zealand), Pelin Guven (Beijing, China), Anna Hartman Ksycinska (Rzeszów, Poland), Robert S Johnson (New York, NY, USA), Barbara Kantz (East Setauket, NY, USA), Inbal Kristin (Ashkelon, Israel), Juliette Leonard (Salinas, CA, USA), Joanna Madloch (Montclair, NJ  , USA), Mara Magyarosi-Laytner (Hazel Park, MI, USA), Fern L. Nesson (Cambridge, MA, USA), Allison Plass (New York, NY, USA), Anelyn Radulescu (Bucharest, Romania), Joseph Rovegno (New York, NY, USA), Robert A. Schaefer, Jr. (New Orleans, LA, USA), Miranda Schmitz (Lier, Belgium), Katalina Simon (Winchester, MA, USA), Stuart Skalka (Sparks, NV, USA), Eiji Yamamoto (Saarbruecken, Germany), Root Yarden (Upper Galilee, Israel)

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