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The Calm Photography Movement

Founded to help men express their emotions through the medium of photography, The Calm Photography Movement is set to launch their exhibition at the prestigious Getty Images Gallery in London this month.

In line with Mental Health Awareness Week, the exhibition will take place from Wednesday 10th to Friday 19th May and will feature work from both amateur and professional photographers. The aim is to prompt discussion around the issues that men often feel too embarrassed to talk about and educate us around the limiting preconceptions of masculinity. Too often the pressures of behaving like a ‘man’ are damaging our ability to open up about our feelings and insecurities and the pictures displayed through this project hope to address this problem.

The exhibition will also raise money and awareness for CALM, a charity supported by Topman who are dedicated to preventing male suicide, the biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK. Check out some examples of submitted photos below and we’ll see you at the exhibition.

 

A young gamer alone in his room. Virtual worlds are isolating, disconnecting. But every gamer seeks shared experiences with like-minded souls. (David Hughes)

 

Sean is seen wet shaving his hair to try to regain his feeling of identity. He lost his sense of individuality while being “that guy with a man bun.” (George Muncey)

 

Shooting Sir David Attenborough can strike fear into even the most accomplished photographer. (Chris Floyd )

 

Brothers in Arms, taken in the Shatila Refugee Camp in Lebanon in 2007. (Jane Stockdale)

 

Exploring the relationships between men in a non-competitive environment by capturing the kinship and camaraderie in Chaps Choir. (Matt Veal)

The Calm Photography Movement takes place 10th – 19th May 2017 at the Getty Images Gallery, 46 Eastcastle Street, London, W1W 8DX.

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