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  • The Sporting Life

    Taken from an online collection of early 20th century glass plates, these digital montages explore the restricted world of male homosocial environments. Photographs of young men in athletic or leisurely poses are superimposed on desolate backgrounds. The images of the young men are often multiplied and arranged on the page as to suggest a kind of movement, or dance taking place. Their poses reflect a sense of naivety about their seeming sexuality in front of the camera. The images themselves are trying to explore a male-male desire that homosocial environments of the time, such as sports, boarding school, universities, the military and even boy scouts, seemed to welcome.