Boys Boys Boys ~ An Exhibition by Ian Brooke at Kraak Gallery

Written by on July 31, 2012 in Arts, News, What's on - No comments

A new exhibition exploring the link between image and sexuality will debut as part of the Manchester Pride Fringe Festival and will also launch one of the city’s newest photography studios; Huntsman Studio.

Boys Boys Boys‘ is the culmination of months of hard work by Ian Brooke, a portrait and fashion photographer from Salford. The exhibition, which is being held at Kraak Gallery in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, aims to challenge the issue of homophobia and ask if this is a matter of opinion or because of how people perceive one another.

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“I don’t honestly believe people care if you are gay in this day and age, we have acceptance in almost all parts of western society.” “People care more about what you look like, for instance, two gay guys walk down the street, one wears fabulous make-up, which one gets called a fag?” says Ian “The work I undertake is different from the crowd, I would rather take a picture of a guy wearing a full face of make up than another guy with his top off, and this is how the idea for Boys Boys Boys came about.”

Boys Boys Boys‘ will run from Tuesday 21 August to Thursday 23 August, and is open from 10am to 5pm each day. Entry is free but donations for the Albert Kennedy Trust can be made on the door. For more information go to the Huntsman Studio website www.huntsmanstudio.co.uk/

21st-23rd August / FREE (Donations to Albert Kennedy Trust welcomed)
Kraak Gallery / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB