Showing posts tagged with “photography”
John Delafield Cook, Eucalyptus ,2006
PHOTOS I WISH I HAD TAKEN
I’m a big fan of Timothy Allen’s work so expect to see more here from his portfolio down the road. I was immediately drawn to this image because it is so wonderfully tender yet incredibly powerful. This may have been taken in Papua New Guinea, but this moment I think is universal.
~Courship Ritual, Papua New Guinea
By Tatiana Vinogradova, this appropriately haunting, dimly lit series of gorgeous portraits are of gay men in Russia and gives some of their experiences in a country that has shown some very hostile homophobic attitudes of late. If you click on each image or on the artists website, you can read some of the troubling, and deeply touching comments from the individuals in the images.
“In Russia the level of intolerance toward homosexuality has been rising sharply. A 2013 survey found that 74% of Russians said homosexuality should not be accepted by society. 16% of Russians surveyed said that gay people should be isolated from society, 22% said they should be forced to undergo treatment, and 5% said homosexuals should be “liquidated”.”