TOKYO-2020 Editorial / Personality

Men Don'T Cry

  • Prize
    Bronze in Editorial/Personality
  • Photographer
    Arif Minhaz
  • Agency / Studio
    © Arif Minhaz Photography
  • Technical Info
    Canon Eos 6d Mark Ii, Canon Ef 70-200mm F/2.8 Is Ii
  • Photo Date
    14 March 2019

Men Don't Cry is a personal project aimed at exploring the inner emotional world of men and debunk few stereotypes. There is often talk about the stress and pressures society imposes on women to appear and behave in a certain way but there is rarely a similar talk regarding men. And yet, men are subjected to and suffer from very similar pressures and much more. The old stereotype of masculinity puts younger individuals under so much pressure as to suppress their emotions in order to comply with what is considered the norm.

Arif Minhaz is an internationally published portrait photographer based out of New York City. His work tends towards the monochromatic and dramatic, incorporating traditional and contemporary elements of style. Arif’s photographs unravel the layers of intricate surrealistic and humanistic details that lie below the surface, beholding new appreciations of portraiture and fashion. His clientele include acclaimed fashion models and designers from around the world, artists in the Tollywood film Industry, and other Indian luminaries, all of whom vouch for his impeccable style and work ethic.