George Awde’s photographs of male Arab bodies examine the crossover of traditional notions of masculinity and family with the private spaces they occupy that act as an outlet of modern male love, bonding and self-identity.

The semi nude bodies defeat the audience’s motives of seeking a definitive Arab male masculinity and probe them to seek the intimacy portrayed in each of the Arab men photographed. The bare skin of the subjects each filled in its own way with tones, scars, tattoos, and freckles place each man in a different paradigm and displaces any attempts of classifying their sexuality or masculinity. It instead invites the audience into the personal spheres of intimacy of each subject to show the unrestricted definition of Arab masculinity and male interaction.

george awde // portfolio 
nadim choufi // twitter & tumblr