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Black Masculinities

Black Masculinities

Creating Emotive Utopias Through Photography

Joshua Amissah
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New visions and possibilities for Black masculinity through the lenses of 28 international photographers

In Black Masculinities, clichés of Black identity and masculinity are deconstructed and remade with exhilarating flexibility and imagination through the lenses of 28 Black photographers from around the world. Deeply embedded in histories of slavery, racism and oppression, Black masculinity is often mediated as aggressive, hypersexual and violent. Here, Swiss author, artist and editor Joshua Amissah compiles work that contributes to a wider spectrum of Black masculinities. By doing so, he writes, "[the photographers] are also questioning the narratological function of race and gender in visual culture as a whole ... the stereotyped entanglement of 'Black identity' and 'masculinity' is visually deconstructed, partly reproduced and, more importantly, charged with a new set of values."


Joshua Amissah is a creative consultant, who primarily works in the fields of writing, photography and curation. 


Photographers include: Braylen Dion, Jamal Nxedlana, Kelvin Konadu, Jabari Jacobs, Naomi Mukadi, Régis Phares Kacou, Ussi'n Yala, Jozef Wright, Daron Bandeira, Yannis Davy Guibinga, Nana Kwadwo Agyei Addo, Yitschaq Abia, Kemka Ajoku, Nuits Balnéaires, Ngadi Smart, Kobina W. Sackey, Patrick Arinzechukwu, Kay Kwabia, Aisha Seriki, Ruby Okoro, Namafu Amutse, Kader Diaby, Kofi Duah, Tomiwa Arije, Rogers Ouma, Lakin Ogunbanwo, Stephanie Mei-ling and Michael Oshai.

  • Publisher: ‎Hatje Cantz (August 15, 2023)
  • Language: ‎English
  • Hardcover: ‎320 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎3775755195
  • ISBN-13: ‎9783775755191
  • Item Weight: ‎3.48 pounds
  • Dimensions: ‎8.5 x 1.02 x 11.42 inches
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