“Queer and gay photography is grossly underrepresented in the fine art world”, says editor Ghislain Pacal.
BOYS! BOYS! BOYS! has quickly established itself as an art institution over the last couple of years through online auctions, exhibitions, books and a dedicated digital platform celebrating queer and gay photography.
Now, “the home of queer and gay photography” is moving into the print realm with a new bi-annual magazine boasting some of the most beautiful artwork depicting the male form.
Bastihan (2) from By The Lake series, 2020 © Niv Shank
Billed as “the first magazine dedicated to queer and gay fine art photography”, Volume 1 was launched on Tuesday (26 January) and features photographers from around the globe.
They included Alex Avgud (Russia), Domenico Cennamo (Italy), Michael Epps (USA), Serge Le Hidalgo (Spain), Matheus Katayama (Brazil), Krzysztof Marchlak (Poland), Paul McDonald (UK), Niv Shank (Israel), Michael Søndergaard (Denmark), and Tyler Udall (Canada).
In Color © Domenico Cennamo
With $1 the sale of each magazine going to charities supporting the LBGTQ+ community and fighting the HIV/Aids epidemic, you can enjoy the stunning photography on display while simultaneously doing your bit for the cause.
“You may ask why do we need a platform and magazine for queer and gay photography?” says Ghislain Pascal, curator and editor of BOYS! BOYS! BOYS!, in a statement.
I Would Give You My Heart, Poland IX © Krzysztof Marchlak
“The simple answer is that queer and gay photography is grossly underrepresented in the fine art world, and even more so in the mainstream media.
“BOYS! BOYS! BOYS! is pushing back against this and attempting to make it mainstream and showcasing queer and gay photography in the context of fine art photography.
Tom © Alex Avgud
“Our new magazine is part of our efforts to go global, reach more people and make it the norm. After the success of our sold-out BOYS! BOYS! BOYS! books I hope the magazine will fill the void between our next books.”