Gay in America

Gay in America In this first ever photographic survey of gay men in America stereotypes are laid to rest and an intimate honest picture of contemporary gay life is revealed through stunning personal portraits and

  • Title: Gay in America
  • Author: Scott Pasfield
  • ISBN: 9781599621043
  • Page: 413
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In this first ever photographic survey of gay men in America, stereotypes are laid to rest and an intimate, honest picture of contemporary gay life is revealed through stunning personal portraits and narratives Photographer Scott Pasfield traveled 54,000 miles across all fifty states over a two year span gathering stories and documenting the lives of 140 gay men from aIn this first ever photographic survey of gay men in America, stereotypes are laid to rest and an intimate, honest picture of contemporary gay life is revealed through stunning personal portraits and narratives Photographer Scott Pasfield traveled 54,000 miles across all fifty states over a two year span gathering stories and documenting the lives of 140 gay men from all walks of life At turns joyful and somber, reflective and celebratory, each narrative and image is an enlightening look into the variety of gay life in the United States Pasfield s striking and perceptive portraits reflect the same beautiful diversity found in any sampling of our population Each of these men is unique and whole, complex and fallible, just as we all are They come in every size and shape, every religion, color, profession, and background There are farmers, writers, doctors, lawyers, artists, teachers, students there are fathers and husbands, activists, and business men Some are successful, some are struggling, some are political, some are wealthy, some are wounded, and some are deeply content Their commonality draws from a single shared trait their homosexuality These are men who are attracted to men, and have chosen not to disguise that truth For many, there have been harsh consequences to this decision, but also deep rewards The message that prevails is one of great hope that true equality is close within our reach, if only we would grasp it.

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    1. This will go on my list as one of the best books I have read for 2012. Some reasons: *Excellent photography. Pasfield catches the men in various angles and poses. The quality of the photos is very good. Part of the pleasure in browsing this book is seeing the subtle details and elements that Pasfield can capture. *The stories. Gay men in the U.S. (and yes, when the title says "America," it's the "usual" meaning of the U.S.) are a very diverse set of people. Some of the stories are happy. Some ar [...]

    2. Half through this incredibly beautiful book, I came to the realization that I am not the true target audience for this book. I already know that the gay community is not made up of just one type of gay man. It's a hugely diverse group of people who are spread throughout the country and have varying life stories, likes, dislikes, personalities, religious viewpoints, political opinions, etc. Sadly, though, the people who would benefit the most from reading this book would never touch it just based [...]

    3. This is a fantastic book. Brilliant in its simplicity, with gorgeous portraits and brief introductions to each man, couple, or triad, showing them for what they are: normal people who want to be happy just like everyone else. Highly recommended.

    4. beautiful photos and moving stories. What a great resource for young people who have no access to the gay community.

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