uk “black boys don’t cry” project reimagines black masculinity through spoken word, film, and photography

October 17, 2016

In his project “Black Boys Don’t Cry”, IGGYLDN, the UK artistic visionary, is hoping to expand and break down stereotypes surrounding Black masculinity. Employing poetry, film, and photography, he hopes to show that Black manhood is every bit as soft as it can be hard and as gentle as it can be abrasive. The spectrum of Black masculinity, and Blackness as a whole, is shown throughout the audiovisual project, showcasing the different shades and stories that are found here. Complete with a photo series and short film, “Black Boys Don’t Cry” is a testament to the power of art to push past the boundaries society has in place. Each of the models are exquisite and the poetry itself is extremely impactful. Stream and view the project in full below.

By T. McLendon, AFROPUNK Contributor

Videography by Ezekixl

Models: Kailum & Tunde

Model: Jordan

Model: Kailum

Model: Melvin

Model: Tunde

Model: Abiola

Model: Alex

Model: Jake

Model: Abiola

Model: Rob

Photography by SAU