The Gay Man Project is the brainchild of photographer Kevin Troung. It’s an ambitious attempt to catalog the stories of gay men around the world. Spanning from Brazil to Vietnam and numerous locations in between, Troung photographs and interviews self-identified homosexuals in their own environment.
I’ve checked out a few of the featured subjects, and absolutely love the project. Reading the experiences of the diverse group of individuals, along with the accompanying intimate portraits was truly fascinating. If you want to get involved with the project, head over to the official website for more info. Check out a video below.
“This project is simple. Basically I’m trying to photograph as many gay men as I can. My goal is to create a platform, a visibility on some level, and a resource for others who may not be as openly gay. A visual catalog of gay men and their stories. When I think of my own experience, and all the time I spent in the closet and hiding the fact that I was gay–to be at a place now where I feel completely comfortable being on the blog and telling the world “Hey, I’m a gay man,” I think there’s a power in that, for me and for a lot of the men on the blog. So it’s kind of a numbers game, I think the more men I photograph, the more impact the project has.
My dream is to take the project to as many different cities as I can across the world.” – Kevin Troung