In the early years of photography, social and gender roles were rigidly defined and enforced. Why then, are there so many pictures capturing pairs of men in seemingly intimate poses? Gerry discusses the possible reasons for this “manly affection.”
Gerry Szymanski is a commercial and fine art photographer who specializes in portraits. Honored thrice with the City Newspaper's Best of Rochester Local Photographer award (2010, 2011 and 2012 and nominated for 2013), he is a familiar presence in Rochester musical and visual arts circles, and has photographed for the Eastman School, the George Eastman House, the Susan B. Anthony House, and Hedonist Chocolates and Ice Cream.