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British Gay Marriage portrait one of Hasselblad Masters Award winners

British photographer John Paul Evans’ innovative and moving still-life image of his own marriage to another man, from the series Till Death Us Do Part, is amongst the winners of the prestigious Hasselblad Masters Award. The Welsh-born photographer and academic, now based in Devon, has spent his career exploring gender and queer representation in photography. “My photographic work stems from an overall interest in gender representation and the polemics of representing men under patriarchy,” Evans tells BJP of the series. “Till Death Us Do Part is a project that encompasses varied responses and challenges to the historical and cultural significance of the wedding portrait. “The works originated as a personal reflection on the current state of social change in Britain and Europe around notions or definitions of marriage. “The political debate that’s taken place around gay marriage over the last couple of years triggered in me a desire to explore this genre with my then civil partner, and now married partner, Peter,” Evans tells BJP. “From an academic point of view I was critical of the way …


BJP Staff