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Feminine / Masculine

A curated international photography exhibition

April 6–30, 2024                                                                                  newsletter

Dreaming of Fellini
Bodyguards
Help me
Caesura 2
Ahmed
Shooting Barbie 2
Shooting Barbie 3
Clarity of Vision, Mostly
It’s All Too Much
Mud Fight 2
Fe-male 1
Fe-male 3
Richard LaBonte
Rhylorien na Rose
A July Glow
Ride 'Em
Laced Up
Solitude 7.
Cherry Bomb Barbie
Wild West Ken
L'Infiorata' 3
They’re Such A Lovely Couple. It’s Like They Were Made For Each Other
Barbie Married Charlie Because He Always Made Her Laugh
Mas with Fem
Midtown Girl
Lenoir_R_11-30-23--3648
Frau Eltinge #2
Portrait of Animus no. 10
Self as a Young Androgyne I
A State of Grace 6
Dewdrop (video)
Window 1
Window 2
Andrea
Figure/Ground
Swing
Hair
Happy Hollander
He Tops - She Bottoms
Trophy Body 2
Trophy Body 6
PersonX in Lace
At Rest
Richard #5
Human family 3

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Portrayals of femininity and masculinity are, without a doubt, central to numerous art forms, with photography being no exception. The past few decades have sparked often heated discussions and criticisms of past, recent, and current photographic practices due to their lack of reflection on the assumptions, stereotypes, and prejudices surrounding approaches to femininity and masculinity. Both fine art and commercial works have been critiqued for the potential consequences of their approach and presentation. Historically, femininity and masculinity have been conceived as oppositions, complements to each other, or positions on a continuum, among other perspectives. There are scarcely any ways of portraying femininity and masculinity that would not be considered trivial, conservative, pretentious, demeaning, distasteful, clichéd, or even offensive by some. It often seems that everything has been said and photographed on this subject; however, it is impossible to ignore the persistence of the theme in our contemporary visual culture. What can we 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

Andreea Andrei: Dreaming of Fellini

Honourable mentions

Joanna Madloch: Bodyguards

Stelvio Peti: Help me

Root Yarden: Caesura 2

Exhibiting photographers

Andreea Andrei (Chertsey, UK), Anton Bou (Montreal, Canada), Eva Brunner (Berlin, Germany), Catherine Caddigan (Randolph, MA, USA), Brian Cann (Waldenbuch, Germany), Paul Delpani (Ascona, Switzerland), Laurie Toby Edison (San Francisco, CA, USA), Christie Fluder (New York, NY, USA), Sari Fried-Fiori (Katy, TX, USA), László Gálos (Salgótarján, Hungary), Nicole Houff (Minneapolis, MN, USA), Margrieta Jeltema (Bolsena, Italy), John Kosmer (Fly Creek, NY, USA), Emilia Kuczkowska (Berlin, Germany), Joanna Madloch (Montclair, NJ, USA), Dan McCormack (Accord, NY, USA), Laura Migliorino (Minneapolis, MN, USA), Cynthia A. Morgan (Atlanta, GA, USA), Robert Morrissey (Portland, OR, USA), Fern L. Nesson (Cambridge, MA, USA), Jürgen Pawlik (Wörthsee, Germany), Stelvio Peti (Rome, Italy), Allison Plass (New York, NY, USA), Caleb Portfolio (Southington, CT, USA), John Potter (Dubuque, IA, USA), Karen Safer (Playa del Rey, CA, USA), Joseph Santarpia (Holtsville, NY, USA), Carl Shubs (Los Angeles, CA, USA), Erik Suchy (St. Paul, MN, USA), Joshua Tann (Long Beach, CA, USA), Ingrid-Nathalie Wizun (Montreuil, France), Root Yarden (Upper Galilee, Israel)

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