John Coplans’s work with photography consists entirely of images of his own naked body. Often unflattering, they do not conform at all to the ideal of the male physique. But in their candor and occasional humor, his photographs document how an ordinary man looks as he ages.
Gelatin silver photograph
image: 21 1/4 x 26 in. (54 x 66 cm)
sheet: 23 1/8 x 27 15/16 in. (58.7 x 71 cm) (show scale)
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John Coplans (British, 1920-2003). Self-Portrait, 1987. Gelatin silver photograph, image: 21 1/4 x 26 in. (54 x 66 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Carll H. de Silver Fund, 1989.139. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1989.139_PS9.jpg)
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