Abigail Ekue Photography presents a virtual viewing of Bare Men: The Group Show, a male nude photography exhibit. The group exhibit was on view from September 29 to October 4, 2019 at The Living Gallery in Brooklyn, New York. Since the dawn of my Bare Men series, I’ve been working to end the taboo of the male nude — full-frontal, all bodies, erections — and the men who inhabit those bodies. What draws me to nudes is how much of a person’s spirit we’re shown. For Bare Men: The Group Show, I invited and selected photographers whose imagery was intimate, delicate, raw, erotic, evocative. The work I was drawn to took my breath away. Photographers who are daring, pushing boundaries or those that are elevating the classic nude tropes. I chose photography as the sole medium for this show because it is the most censored when it comes to the male nude. When I’m working with men for my Bare Men series or with private clients, I love the process of seeing them strip the armor of “being a man”...
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