Photographs from Emmanuel Cooper’s archive form part of the exhibition A Hard Man is Good to Find at the Photographer’s Gallery, London from the 3rd March 2023.
Photographs from Emmanuel Cooper’s visual arts archive, now lodged at the Bishopsgate Institute, are included in a new exhibition at the Photographer’s Gallery in London.
The exhibition, A Hard Man is Good to Find, which charts over 60 years of queer photography of the male physique highlights key areas of London which were a focus for men seeking out men to photograph. These include Portobello and make use of some of approximately 150 images, found by Emmanuel Cooper, which feature a series of young men photographed in the early 1960s in a house in the Portobello area. Cooper always referred to the images as the 'Portobello Boys.’
A Hard Man is Good to Find is curated by Alistair O’Neill, professor of fashion history and theory at Central St Martins (University of the Arts, London) and runs from the 3rd March until 11th June 2023. For more details CLICK HERE.