Galerie Jurka, 1980. First Edition. Out of print title. Softcover. 60 pages. 28 x 22 cm. Black & White photographs. Text in English. Used. VG.
Note: Cover is G+, shows minor signs of wear, with little pen marks and a small punch on front cover. Inside is VG+.
An evergreen. And very scarce. Jurka published the first Black Males catalogue as part of the homonymous exhibition he organized in 1980, with essay by Edmund White, and that gallery was the one which introduced this brilliant photographer in Europe. Formally stringent and highly erotic nudes, all of them are photographs of black men, full male figures, staged as details or fragments of their bodies.
Each nude captures all tonal gradations and his photographs penetrate deep into the very pores of the gleaming black skin. Along with others, this work about black males is a tribute to the black body, being one of the most important visual contributions to the discussion on beauty, sensuality, and sexuality in the photography.