Study of Self by Paul McDonald, Presented by BOYS! BOYS! BOYS!

Author: Paul McDonald

The Little Black Gallery and BOYS! BOYS! BOYS! presents “Study of Self” by Paul McDonald July 31 – September 3, 2021, exclusively online at British photographer Paul McDonald is a socially engaged artist, educator and curator based in Sydney, Australia, whose work explores masculinity and mental health.

His “Study of Self” series explores masculinity, loss, and the artist’s lived experiences through the presentation of archival work, portraiture and landscape. Created over 10 years, “Study of Self” builds on a series he commenced while studying for his Master of Arts. After graduating, he decided to continue exploring these themes and complete the body of work.

A book of the same name will be published in mid-August 2021 available from BOYS! BOYS! BOYS!

McDonald’s work has been published internationally, exhibited in galleries, public spaces, and festivals (including the Australian Centre for Photography and the National Museum, Beijing, China), and is held in public and private collections. 

BOYS! BOYS! BOYS! is a platform from The Little Black Gallery to promote queer and gay photography.

It now represents more than 67 photographers from 27 countries — including China, India, Iran, Poland, Russia, and Turkey where gay rights are repressed and queer lives under constant threat.

There have been worldwide exhibitions (including most recently at Fahey / Klein Gallery in Los Angeles), two sold out books, and a bi-annual BOYS! BOYS! BOYS! magazine.

Original Article on The Advocate
Author: Paul McDonald


My name is David but my online nick almost everywhere is Altabear. I'm a web developer, graphic artist and outspoken human rights (and by extension, mens rights) advocate. Married to my gorgeous husband for 12 years, together for 25 and living with our partner of 4 years, in beautiful Edmonton, Canada.

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