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Wild, Wonderful WVa
Sunrise with Sunflowers
The Life That Swings
Gay Head Lighthouse
Urban museum 01
Urban museum 01
L'informe 01
Weight of time
Light at the end of a tunnel
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Talking about people
Saint of killers
Brandenburg Gate
An abandoned cottage in the Black Valley, Co.Kerry
Gibson's mesiah
Status symbol in Tirana
The landscape of Cappadocia, Turkey
Girl in Prague; old cosy streets
Dandelion in blues
cherry in a glass of mineral water
Carpenter seller
Cosmic eye
12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Saint of killers

The contemporary notion of man (as a social construction) in western culture is part of a process that includes the arts as a mirror and a builder of stereotypes. Visual thoughts about how my self perception as a man is the fruit of all that cultural, social, and even economic references. This project is about male stereotypes and how they have been build in western culture with an strong influence of visual arts. From painting and sculpture to photography and mass-media the idea of a man is a social construction full of all the values and prejudices of a given culture and society. It is an idea so ever present that seems almost invisible and we seems to accept it without think about it. For this reason I decided to look for traditional poses and use the mixture of analogical and digital procedures of capture and reproduction, as a metaphor of that monolithic and many times oppressive FROZEN ideal of what means to be a man.

TAGS: Colombia, Digital, Negative, Surreal

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Bogotá, Colombia
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© Silvino González Morales.
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Date Taken: 01.2012
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 19, 2014, 11:39 a.m.
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PHOTO LOCATION Bogota, Colombia