Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Vintage Photos of Male Affection

One of the things that I have found most fascinating about many of these images, is the ease, familiarity, and intimacy, which men used to exhibit in photographs with their friends and compadres.

Much has changed in the practice of male intimacy over the last hundred years, as Brett and Kate McKay at The Art of Manliness discovered perusing thousands of pictures.

The article explores how shifting attitudes toward homosexuality have impacted the practice of male intimacy between friends.


















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2 comments:

Betty Bender said...

I appreciate these photos being posted.. after all, we've all seen similar pictures of women. What I find haunting about this collection is the vulnerability in the eyes of all of these men. They are making a statement in spite of what could come of it. Very brave, very touching.

Betty Bender said...

Thank you for posting this interesting collection of vintage photographs...after all, we've all seen similar pictures of women of the time.
What I find touching is the vulnerability in the eyes of each of the pictured men. They are making a statement in spite of what could result of it.
Very touching, very brave.