Boyhood, Manhood & Military Education

 

Photographer Evita Goze is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  From the project ‘On Guard’To see Evita’s body of work, click on any image.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am interested in notions of masculinity, and how our understanding of it is tied to the military. Military education can serve as a contemporary initiation ritual for adulthood, and at the same time satisfy a romantic boyhood dream of going back to nature. By choosing adolescents who are in the process of learning how to be men as the subjects of my work, I want to emphasize vulnerability, insecurities, inconsistencies, and moments of rest or suspension, and by doing so stress the performative and unstable nature of masculinity itself.

 

 

 

 

 

All images © Evita Goze

 

 

See also:

Homelands

By Evita Goze

 

 

 

 

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