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Transgenders by Bettina Rheims

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After her decades’ long work exploring androgyny, the photographer Bettina Rheims saw a shift in the way cultures view gender, and she was inspired by transgendered youth. As transgender issues are only recently beginning to receive the attention they deserve, her 2012 project Gender Studies aims to give voice to the most intimate thoughts on the gendered self. Using Facebook, she reached out to any and all people who “felt different” in regards to gender. She was responded by those who identified themselves as male, female, both, or neither. In the series’s original show, the artist played audiotapes of her sitters, allowing their own voices to inform each work.

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26 Male Survivors Of Sexual Assault Quoting The People Who Attacked Them

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Such a strong photo series. It frightens me. And makes me speechless. Yet I’m so glad these strong men speak up!

The photos are from Grace Brown’s Project Unbreakable, an online platform that strives to “increase awareness of the issues surrounding sexual assault.”

Grace Brown is only 21 years old. Well done!

If you want to see, what 27 surviving women were told when being sexually attacked, click here.

 

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Striking Portraits of Muxes, Mexico’s ‘Third’ Gender – by Nicola Frioli

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Before Spanish colonization blanketed Mexico with Catholicism, there were cross-dressing Aztec priests and hermaphrodite Mayan gods; gender flexibility was inherent in the culture. In much of the country now, machismo prevails and attitudes toward sex remain relatively narrow. But things are different in the southern state of Oaxaca where more pliant thinking remains. In the Zapotec communities around the town of Juchitán, men who consider themselves women – called “muxes” – are not only accepted, but celebrated as symbols of good luck.

Mexico City-based photographer Nicola “Ókin” Frioli traveled to Juchitán to photograph muxes for the series, “We Are Princesses in a Land of Machos”. His photos capture just some of the estimated 3,000 muxes in the area, which has a total population of around 160,000. The muxes traditionally adopt female roles like cooking, embroidery, sewing, and preparing for celebrations. They are seen as having special intellectual and artistic gifts.

Local lore has it that the muxes fell from the torn pocket of San Vicente Ferrer, the patron saint of Juchitán, during his holy walk over the town. Which is to say, they are the lucky, chosen people; colonizing the ephemeral state between genders, and bringing good fortune to a culture already blessed with open minds and good will.

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Fuzz Wax Bar: Street Waxing

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The Fuzz Wax Bar team worked with Lowe Roche to show weekend festivalgoers that waxing is worth it. Onlookers were invited to tear a wax-strips doubling as coupons from a male model covered quite literally from head to toe. As more and more people pulled wax-strips from his body, he was left hairless — and completely ‘exposed’ — in the Toronto streets.

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Half-Drag by Leland Bobbé

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Leland Bobbé, a native New Yorker, has been a professional photographer for over 30 years. His work spans both the fine art and commercial worlds and has been shown in galleries and utilized by advertising agencies around the country. His series, Half-Drag offers a unique perspective on the men behind the make up, while providing provocative social commentary on gender identity, normative ideas about gender roles, and the traditional male/ female paradigm.

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V by Ingrid Berthon-Moine

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Ingrid Berthon-Moine is a French artist currently living and working in London. Her practice employs a variety of media including video, photography, sculpture and text to examine themes relating to gender, technology and personal biography. Her work investigates sexuality and the human body as vehicles for questioning new forms of sexual representation, challenging conventions by merging opposing visual signifiers in order to highlight absurdities and collapse cultural preconceptions.

‘V’ is a set of 15 photographs of men’s (hairy) chests, all with v-neck or open shirts, which through their framing are suggestive of the female pubis. This merging of opposing signifiers collapses preconceptions and amounts to a funny and brutal attack on prejudice.

Check out Ingrid’s awesome series about Greek Marbles too.

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Marbles by Ingrid Berthon Moine

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London-based photographer Ingrid Berthon-Moine’s work investigates sexuality and new forms of sexual representation, and the visual is her tool.

Her recent work ”Marbles” is a collection of closely cropped shots of classic Greek sculptures and specific parts of the male anatomy – I’m sure you can tell which ones – taken in museums, gardens, and castles throughout Europe. The final photos were enlarged with the intention of “producing an indecipherable photograph oscillating between landscape and medical documentation.” The work explores masculinity in the 21st century, both the representation of it and the idea of ornamental masculinity which until now had been largely ‘reserved’ to the female gender. It also looks at how masculinity has shifted over time, and how men have had to redefine their identity as society changes.

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The Girl Got Balls by Marcus Koppen

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The Girl got Balls is an ongoing portrait project of Ladyboys (transgender men) in Thailand who come from all social classes and ages. It’s created by photographer Marcus Koppen.

Their bodies tell of their physical and emotional struggle to change, to become what they have always dreamt of: though born as boys, most of them desire to look like glamorous international supermodels or famous movie stars. These portraits try to capture their intense personal struggle in making their transformation. Behind the ladyboys’ dreams are fundamental human issues that touch upon identity, body, beauty, sexuality, race and the longing to be accepted.

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Knitted Mens Underwear

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Play your instrument!

 

  

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Philips Male Grooming: Augmented Reality Mugs

Over 73% of Taiwanese men think that grooming is just about cleanness, preferring a clean-shaven look over any type of beard and stubbles. In order to increase penetration of Philips grooming kits, we create the “Low-tech Augmented Reality Mugs” to spark their interest and elevate any possible look they may have after grooming. Let’s attract them from too focusing on hair. From hair to beard.

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Socket by Zoo Project, Paris

‘Socket’ is created by Zoo Project in Paris.

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