“Shujaa” — from my new series, ‘Church of Broken Pieces’. With this portrait I set out to challenge concepts of black masculinity outside of current critical, visual and intellectual discussions and depictions.
Shaun, pictured here, confidently wears his wife’s beaded vest as a chainmail hood for his portrait. His wearing of the vest in this nonconformist way is meant to challenge preconceived notions of a straight, religious, conservative black male.
This is Shawn Theodore @_xST posting from my project ‘The Avenues’ and ‘Church of Broken Pieces’ this week.
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