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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
iggyldn's powerful videos ask black men to be vulnerable
The London poet and director is reshaping how we think about the nuances of categorisation. Following his beautiful visual projects Black Boys Don't Cry and Fatherhood, Iggy is creating new work with photographer Alice Mann.
wolfgang tillmans photographs fragility as strength
The German photographer's intimate new exhibition, Fragile, is also a reference to his recent film starring Hari Nef.
orange culture is the unisex brand challenging what it means to be a man in nigeria
“I was getting death threats -- people were telling me that what I was creating was demonic.”
Barclay Bram Shoemaker
this film explores queerness beyond nightlife
With LGBT spaces closing at an alarming rate, i-D looks at the importance of queer culture transcending nightlife to create community spaces for a potentially otherwise isolated group of people.
Lily Rose Thomas
this photographer is redefining the male gaze for today’s post-binary world
Frustrated by tired tropes and industry obsessions, London-based photographer Joseph Barrett focused his lens on the men around him. The result is a series of portraits that explores post-modern masculinity.
the gender politics at the heart of this season's men's shows
If autumn/winter 17 was defined by anything, it was a season that tackled traditional masculine codes and proposed a more sensuous man for the future.