I was an Art major at Penn State University from 1985-1989. One of my professors there was Ken Graves. Ken was wrapped up photographing the subculture of Ballroom Dancers and bumped into another photographer photographing the same sub culture in a similar way. This photographer was Eva Lipman. Graves and Lipman starting shooting together and leading their lives together and then got a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1999 for their work on masculinity in our culture titled The Making Of Men.
Ken and Eva just moved across the country and ended up buying a house a few minutes from my home. Wtf? We caught up on Friday and went over the book dummy for The Making Of Men, with forward by Germaine Greer. Here are some excerpts...enjoy.
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photographs copyright Ken Graves and Eva Lipman