Art & Culture / Photography

The queer photographers capturing the diversity of masculinity

28 photographers from 16 different countries explore what it means to be a queer man.

Toxic masculinity and strict societal conventions have long been pushed against in art and in the LGBTQ+ community, to celebrate the rejection of stereotypes and the beauty of all bodies, relationships, genders and faces, London’s The Little Black Gallery and Paddle 8 have teamed up. After the success of the first BOYS! exhibition in September 2018, this Spring collection features works by established and emerging queer and gay photographers. This sale includes 28 photographers from 16 different countries – making it a truly global project.

From the pastel paradises of Florian Hetz to the vibrant intensity of Luke Smithers, the fourth edition of BOYS! BOYS! BOYS! celebrates the diversity of masculinity and the varied aesthetics of queer culture. “Boys! Boys! Boys! is now unstoppable! We are giving these amazing photographers, many who have no gallery representation, the opportunity to expose their work to an international audience.” says Guislain Pascal, the collection’s curator, “We will continue to push the boundaries and build the market for queer art photography.”

The Boys! Boys! Boys! Volume 4 – Spring auction, curated by Ghislain Pascal of The Little Black Gallery, is on Paddle8 from today until 28 March. There is a supporting exhibition at The Ravestijn Gallery in Amsterdam from 22-24 March. Also a supporting book BOYS! BOYS! BOYS!, with a foreword by David Furnish, will be available soon, with all profits going to the Elton John AIDS Foundation.


18 March 2019