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Collier Schorr

Tonight’s video was on photographer Collier Schorr.  In the video Schorr goes to boys wrestling matches in order to take photographs of them.  She says that masculinity has always been black and white, there is no gray area.  She likes to capture the wrestlers in certain moments.  She says she also likes to capture their sexiness.  It came across a little creepy the way she would describe it, but her photographs were interesting nonetheless. She talks about her trips to Germany and how she has been photographing the same boy since he was nine.  Schorr says she likes taking pictures of the tall muscular blondes, for that is what she grew up being afraid of.  You can tell that she is very dedicated to the idea of masculinity in her work.