Robert Mapplethorpe: Black Book

In Black Book, Robert Mapplethorpe presents an astonishing photographic study of black men today. In their diversity, impact, subtlety, technical virtuosity, erotic appeal, and deep humanity, these photographs constitute a stunning celebration of the contemporary black male.

„all my life they’ve been near me/these men” says Ntozake Shange in her Foreword, „i’ve been holdin your heart in/my hand since i was a child/cause i wanted what all you were/what all you are/now you’re a man.”

 


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