Stealing Masculinity

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Stealing masculinity year 1
Stealing masculinity year 5
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Excerpted photos from the 5-year project, Stealing Masculinity (2008)

Hand-painted Silver Halide on archival 100% cotton rag paper, Originals edition of 1 24?x30?

Artist Statement

Most animals, like humans, have separate sexes — they are born, live out their lives and reproduce as one sex or the other. However, some animals live as one sex in part of their lifetime and then switch to the other sex… What remains a puzzle, according to Yale scientists, is why the phenomenon is so rare, since their analysis shows the biological “costs” of changing sexes rarely outweigh the advantagesRead More