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slides Bill Travis: Icons of Desire  
 
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Untitled (4" x 4", 2009)

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There is a long history of gay art photography of the male nude, but your work does not seem to imitate, appropriate, or expand on it. Why?

When I began the icons, I was vaguely aware of that tradition, but my work emerged from my own sensibility. I actually learned about the history of twentieth-century gay male photography after I began work on the icons.

In some ways, photographers like George Platt Lynes, Herbert List, and others who pioneered homoerotic nude photography have created the freedom that allows me to do the work I do.

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