The photographic series called 'Men-ups' by Rion Sabean is a hilarious project that adds a little twist to stereotypical macho activities. In the photos, the men appear to be taking a much needed rest in a comedic fashion from their tiring work. Their poses are simply hysterical and mock society's strict gender roles.
With colorful backgrounds and delicate poses, the subjects of Saben's photography question sexuality and explore men's emotional side. A fully bearded man, a hardcore constructor, a brave soldier and a tough handyman transform into whole new characters by adopting female postures.
By breaking from traditional gender rules, Rion Sabean gives a stronger voice to the gay community, and allows viewers to see a different side to these norms. Further, humor and irony always help to covey polemical messages in a smoother fashion.
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