masculinity

Culture

this book confronts the harmful myth of modern masculinity

JJ Bola's 'Mask Off' exposes masculinity as a performance men are bullied into. It urges us as a society to move past those pressures, and redefine what it means to be a man, on our own terms.
JJ Bola
12 hours ago
Photography

these striking portraits of asian men explore what it means to be 'the all-american'

Photographer Andrew Kung's new photo book examines how traditional ideas of masculinity and Americanness have complicated Asian identity.
Erica Euse
8.22.19
Fashion

how sexiness and softness transformed paris menswear

Designers of the French capital, both new and old, are swapping broad shoulders and masculine suiting for thongs and skimpy towel skirts.
Mahoro Seward
7.22.19
Opinion

an ode to stone island, the brand that britain misunderstood

How did the Italian label end up being claimed by so many subcultural movements?
Calum Gordon
7.5.19
Fashion

exclusive: watch blondey mccoy grow up in front of alasdair mclellan’s lens

The photographer’s latest limited-edition book, ‘Blondey 15-21,’ is his first to focus on a single subject: the skater, artist, designer, model and more, Blondey McCoy.
Steve Salter
6.27.19
Fashion

what does it mean to be a man in 2019?

Once didactic and restrictive, the definition and parameters of 'masculinity' are more fluid than ever. For The Voice of a Generation Issue, photographer Sam Rock and i-D Senior Fashion Editor Max Clark uncover a new, modern, fresh take on manhood.
i-D Staff
6.27.19
Photography

my year in photos... by ekua king

As the end of year lists, think pieces and hot takes on all things 2017 roll in, we decided to ask our favourite image-makers to paint a picture of their year through photography. This is Ekua Kings’ year in photos.
i-D Staff
11.15.18
Fashion

the moscow designer making lace blouses for liberated men

'For me, the real man is a person with an absolute inner freedom, with open sexuality and non-stereotypical thinking,' Russia's Nikita Kalmykov tells i-D of his young brand ODOR.
Hannah Ongley
10.26.18
Photography

paul mpagi sepuya uses portraiture to explore homoerotic desire

'Mirror Studies' is a beautiful, disorienting blend of nude bodies — in which the photographer and the viewer are both present.
Sarah Moroz
10.22.18
Photography

how to capture modern masculinity with yann faucher

French photographer Yann Faucher’s portraiture conveys the tiny details of a person’s character with a clear, confident and definitive style.
Ryan White
6.11.18
The Radical Issue

jordan casteel's harlem portraits shine a magical light on black experience

“My intent is to highlight the magic of our existence as black bodies, and the physical spaces we occupy."
André-Naquian Wheeler
3.23.18
Photography

photography that celebrates a full-spectrum of asian masculinity

Alexandra Leese is a half-Chinese, half-English photographer, looking to dismantle tired stereotypes of Asian men with her imagery.
Ryan White
3.13.18
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