BENJAMIN ALEXANDER HUSEBY AT BRACHFELD GALLERY
The Berlin based photographer is well known for his assignments for edgy magazines including Dazed & Confused, Acne Paper, Butt, I-D, Fantastic Man, The Gentlewoman, Purple, Vogue, etc. His work has also been widely exhibited, including shows at KW Berlin, ICA, The Photographers’ Gallery London, Whitechapel Art Gallery, and Kunsthall Oslo, as well as projects with the artist collective Bernadette Corporation and his longtime collaborator, video artist Lars Laumann. This poetic and thought-provoking exhibition “Some Men” consists of twelve individual works photographed between 2005 and 2012, eleven of which were taken with the same 35mm analogue SLR camera. Without making any specific distinctions or hierarchies, the show mixes camera formats and printing techniques, and the framing techniques and materials are as varied and intimate as the works themselves. The subject matter consists of portraits of men – or at least biologically born men. The images vary from fathers with their children, young boys and naked trans women to a teenage gay couple kissing, yet all speak of gender perceptions and ideas of masculinity.
Until 21 May. 2-7pm. Closed Sun, Mon.
Brachfeld Gallery, 78 rue des Archives, 3rd. www.brachfeld-gallery.com/