Our Festival of New Masculinity will climax on 19th March with photographer Dean Chalkley attempting to shoot 100 men in a day for a unique live exhibition.
How can we end this Festival, we thought? Casually? With a studied shrug, an insouciant nod? No, not this week, brother.
Of course, we wanted to go out loudly with a heroic clarion call, and boy will we. We have spent this festival giving a platform to some incredible people who are positing new thinking around masculinity, but now it’s time to turn the spotlight on you, the audience…
‘100 Men’ will be a unique live exhibition put together by cult photographer Dean Chalkley in which he’ll be attempting to shoot 100 men in one day at The Book Club venue. He’ll be shooting on instant film and the images will immediately go up on a display wall to build up the exhibition in real time.
The aim is to literally take a snapshot of men today to show that all men, real men, are the stars. It is up to all of us to break free of boundaries holding us back as men and make a positive impact on the people and places we deal with, every day. It’s about unity, and defiance to outmoded stereotypes and systems, and remaking the world in a different way, at a time crying out for hope and leaders.
You can pop along to the venue from 10am for the chance to have your photo taken by Dean for the exhibition.
You can also buy tickets to the evening event which will include being shot by Dean as the day reaches its conclusion. Then there will be a panel discussion on the changing representations of men today, featuring Dean and some special guests.
We will also be showing photos and films from Dean’s archive showing his ground-breaking work, and tickets also included access to an after-party to celebrate the end of The Festival of New Masculinity.
The event is in partnership with Harry’s, whose work on supporting men, and putting forward new representations of men, is inspirational.
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