Hogarth Worldwide (https://www.hogarthww.com), world leader in creative production, will host the inaugural exhibition for LOVING. A Photographic History of Men in Love in their 30,000 square foot facility in midtown Manhattan.
The show, and the accompanying critically acclaimed book of the same title, portray romantic love between men in moving and tender vernacular photographs taken during the 100-year period between the 1850s and 1950s when male partnerships were illegal almost everywhere.
This visual narrative of astonishing sensitivity brings to light an until-now-unpublished collection of hundreds of snapshots, portraits, and group photos made in the most varied of contexts, both private and public. Some are formal studio portraits, others were shot at the beach, in suburban settings, in the countryside, and at home. The range of individuals shown is extensive, covering nineteenth-century working class men, fashionably dressed businessmen, university students, and soldiers and sailors of all agesspanning the time between the Civil War and World War War II, and into the 1950s.
The 315 images in the LOVING book, which was published last October by Milan-based 5 Continents Editions, are culled from the personal collection of co-authors and male couple Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell numbering over 3,000 images. The book has a total print run worldwide of 65,000 copies in five languages (English, French, Italian, German and Spanish).Through large-format prints, the exhibition at Hogarth will feature some of the most important images published in the book.
With safety as their priority, Hogarth will be following all covid-19 protocols as mandated by New York State and local guidelines. More details about the programming on the opening night and beyond will be announced soon.