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How do we build a new masculinity?

Photographer Sunil Gupta, authors CN Lester and Tom Shakespeare, and Barbican photography curator Alona Pardo talk to Matthew Sweet.

Artist and photographer Sunil Gupta, authors CN Lester (Trans Like Me) and Tom Shakespeare (The Sexual Politics of Disability), and Barbican curator Alona Pardo join Matthew Sweet in a discussion prompted by the Barbican exhibition called Masculinities: Liberation Through Photography to debate whether the old construct of masculinity in our culture is broken? As new ideas and thinking enter the debate, what is essential and what we can do away with as we look to build a new masculinity?

Producer: Caitlin Benedict
Web image credits: Sunil Gupta, Untitled 22 from the series Christopher Street, 1976. Courtesy the artist and Hales Gallery. © Sunil Gupta. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2019

You can find other Free Thinking discussions looking at identity and masculinity
The Changing Image of Masculinity discussed by JJ Bola, Derek Owusu and Ben Lerner https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000b0mx
Beards, Listening, Masculinity https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0833ypd
Jordan B Peterson https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b3fk63
Can there be multiple versions of me https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09wvlxs TV presenter and campaigner June Sarpong, performer Emma Frankland, GP and author Gavin Francis and philosopher Julian Baggini discuss the changing self with Anne McElvoy.

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