S.E.L.F.: Akoh

Inspired by my first photography series, ‘SOS FROM AN EARTHLING IN DISTRESS’, this project explores toxic masculinity. 

Being ‘male’ comes with pressures for some men in Africa. Men aren’t supposed to be emotional or vulnerable.

This series tells the story of a man raised in a system where these traditional stereotypes say he should be dominant. These norms are challenging for him. He wants to live in a system where ‘boys will not be boys’. He wants to stop being someone he’s not just to be accepted by his community.

– Akoh (he/him)

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