Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Skinship

Excellent selection of photos over on Bonze Buckaroo Wandering's Flickr photostream – historical images of Afro-American men, presented under a gay theme. Not knowing the provenance of some of these photos, many seem patently "couple" images, while some could be just friends or family. But it could be argued that merely presenting a simple image of male affection – gay or not – gives a fresh look at a perhaps under-represented aspect in both photographic and African-American male history.  Some also interesting written commentary accompanies the collected images.

(My headline here, by the way, plays on a Japanese use of English: kinship becomes "skinship" when you have a skin-touching relationship with someone. Here, both that and skin colour play a role in the selection of the photos.)

Thanks to Fung Lin on facebook

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