masc // mask

Masc // Mask is an explorative work in progress about masculinity in contemporary globalized American society. These photos are intended to serve as a testament to and a document of the diversity of expression of masculine identifying people. The cultural conception of masculinity as an equal opposite of femininity is inherently oppressive, and operates from a differential presumption which is based in cissexism and the construct of the binary. This project aims to disrupt dialectical gender essentialism by presenting the viewer with a wide array of presentations, from people who identify their gender in a variety of ways.