BLACK MALES, Robert Mapplethorpe
Galerie Jurka, 1980. Softcover. 60 pp. 28 x 22 cm. Text in English. Used. VG. Very scarce and special. Jurka published the first edition Black Males catalogue, with essay by Edmund White, as part of the homonymous exhibition he organized in 1980 that introduced this brilliant photographer in Europe. A groundbreaking exploration of identity, beauty, and resilience black male body. 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. As one of the most striking portrait photography books ever created, 'Black Males' is a testament to the human spirit and a reminder of the enduring legacy of those who dare to defy stereotypes. With each photograph, Mapplethorpe invites us to see beyond the surface, to recognize the humanity and individuality of every soul captured within its pages. [Orders of value equal or above 260€, like this book, have higher calculated shipping to be sent only by recorded, fully insured courier]