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Familiar Men: A Book of Nudes

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  5 ratings  ·  1 review
In general, if we see male nudes at all in this culture, we see only the most muscular and buffed of the weight-lifting culture. To counter these limited images, internationally exhibited photographer Laurie Toby Edison provides this suite of nude photographs of a wide variety of men. The men represent a huge variety in age, race, ethnicity, body type, social class, and le ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published September 6th 2003 by Paragon Press(TN)
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Feb 10, 2015 T.S. rated it 4 of 5 stars
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A very interesting photography collection. Definitely worth a read/look. Not only are there photographs, but there are also sections of insightful writing on the societal images of men and the pressures that are put on them to fit into specific boxes.

I may be being very nit-picky here, but I would have been even more impressed had the book opened its doors to transgendered men as well as cis-gendered men. Though transgendered men are mentioned briefly in one of the paragraphs in the back of the
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