Photo project about crying men, destroying the well-known stereotypes
• The photo project about crying men, destroying the well-known stereotypes
A young but promising photographer Maud Fernhout from Holland has devoted her work somewhat unusual topic that is rarely discussed - whether it is possible for men to cry. For 19-year-old student of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Utrecht picture has always been a way to express yourself and tell us about your opinion to help other people do the same, open to the world.
"Be a man" - this phrase we hear from childhood, if not addressed to us, boys, friends, brothers, and children just passing by on the street. This phrase is repeated to his sons, men, because they instilled from an early age it is the parents. Being a real man means to suppress emotions, to behave as if they are not. A striking example - the men should not cry, even as a child.
Maud Fernhout said in describing his photo project: "I think that show emotions and be so honest with the people around you - this is evidence of inner strength, not weakness." Models for the photo shoot became classmates girls.
Jobe, 18 years old: "I do not think tears a sign of weakness. If I cry, so I understand their emotions, I can move forward. It makes me stronger. "
To achieve their patterns of tears, Maud put the sad songs and showed photos, asked him about the past, in which each of us there are sad moments.
Milos, 20 years old: "Water cleans the body, and tears - the soul."
Tobias, 18 years: "People are used to the stereotype, the tears - it's the only way to express grief. Personally, I never thought that crying for the man - it is something shameful or that this is a problem until it took part in this session. "
Franco, 19: "Everyone has the right to tears, whether man or woman."
Kevin, 19 years old: "The world is full of sorrow, pain and joy. It is good that people are able to express my emotions. "
Buckminster, 20 years old: "Every time I cry, I smile after, because I realize that we, the people, granted genuine emotion."
Jeep, 20 years: "The tears - this is one of the capabilities that distinguish us from the animals. Oddly enough, we have to suppress our nature, so as not to stand out in the community. "
Gidzhs, 19 years old: "Tears are one of the most beautiful manifestations of which we are capable of, so do not be afraid to cry."
Arfor, 19 years old: "Someone is laughing, someone's crying. What is wrong with that man does what comes naturally? "
Moritz, 19 years: "The tears - this is not a sign of weakness, and the acceptance of those emotions that you feel. For me this is a sign of strength, courage. "
Maybe the next time you stop to think before repeating their children thoughtless phrase "adults do not cry" and "real men do not cry?"