|Alphonse Dotson. 1977|
|Sonny Singleton 1976|
|Short Sonny c 1970's|
|Wilbert Hines 1977|
|Raymond Maxwell 1986|
Before there was Robert Mapplethorpe there was F. Holland Day, Carl Van Vechten, George Platt Lynes, George Rogers, Pierre Verger and the man from New Orleans George Dureau. All created images of the black male, nude .They were made for different purposes but in the end they all became in different degrees and with different emotional pull testaments to the male gaze observing black men. There are a few days left to see the 15 vintage images by George Dureau an artist who did male nudes among many of the projects he worked on.
hangingwithmrbennette wishes to be like an overheard sentence that motivates your interest enough so that you will go out to find more information about artists and images.
all images are vintage , rights courtesy of