Photography

Rivera, Lissa

When a masculine friend once admitted he had already worn womenswear at university and had then decided to conform to a society in which men revealing their feminine aspect were suspicious, Lissa Rivera decided she would help him lead this experience out from secret. For the American photographer, the Beautiful Boy project was powerful and emotional - refusing any sense of shame or ridicule, she questioned sexuality, gender and taboos while highlighting her sitter’s strength for accepting his femininity. Lissa Rivera transformed the nude imagery by rejecting ostentatious erotism and privileging an almost puritanic take on nakedness. The photographer not only bares bodies and souls but also interiors and, when she decides to capture vacant functional and intimate spaces, she proceeds in the manner of an archeologist. Inviting viewers to draw hypotheses about these interiors, Lissa Riviera also questions the impact of our domestic spaces on our identities and how we shape these rooms according to our cultural and social values.
 

Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy, 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy, 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy, 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy, 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy, 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy, 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy, 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy, 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy, 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy, 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy, 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy, 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy, 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy, 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy, 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy, 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy, 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy, 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy, 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy, 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy, 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy, 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy, 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy, 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy, 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy, 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy, 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy, 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy, 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy, 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy, 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy, 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy, 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy, 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy, 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy, 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy (B Sides), 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy (B Sides), 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy (B Sides), 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy (B Sides), 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy (B Sides), 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy (B Sides), 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy (B Sides), 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy (B Sides), 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy (B Sides), 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy (B Sides), 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy (B Sides), 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy (B Sides), 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy (B Sides), 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy (B Sides), 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy (B Sides), 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy (B Sides), 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy (B Sides), 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy (B Sides), 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy (B Sides), 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy (B Sides), 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy (B Sides), 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy (B Sides), 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy (B Sides), 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Beautiful Boy (B Sides), 2015
Lissa Rivera, From series Absence Portraits, 2012
Lissa Rivera, From series Absence Portraits, 2012
Lissa Rivera, From series Absence Portraits, 2012
Lissa Rivera, From series Absence Portraits, 2012
Lissa Rivera, From series Absence Portraits, 2012
Lissa Rivera, From series Absence Portraits, 2012
Lissa Rivera, From series Absence Portraits, 2012
Lissa Rivera, From series Absence Portraits, 2012
Lissa Rivera, From series Absence Portraits, 2012
Lissa Rivera, From series Absence Portraits, 2012
Lissa Rivera, From series Absence Portraits, 2012
Lissa Rivera, From series Absence Portraits, 2012
Lissa Rivera, From series Absence Portraits, 2012
Lissa Rivera, From series Absence Portraits, 2012
Lissa Rivera, From series Places of Education, 2005/ 2007
Lissa Rivera, From series Places of Education, 2005/ 2007
Lissa Rivera, From series Places of Education, 2005/ 2007
Lissa Rivera, From series Places of Education, 2005/ 2007
Lissa Rivera, From series Places of Education, 2005/ 2007
Lissa Rivera, From series Places of Education, 2005/ 2007
Lissa Rivera, From series Places of Education, 2005/ 2007
Lissa Rivera, From series Places of Education, 2005/ 2007
Lissa Rivera, From series Places of Education, 2005/ 2007
Lissa Rivera, From series Places of Education, 2005/ 2007
Lissa Rivera, From series Places of Education, 2005/ 2007
Lissa Rivera, From series Places of Education, 2005/ 2007
Lissa Rivera, From series Places of Education, 2005/ 2007
Lissa Rivera, From series Places of Education, 2005/ 2007
Lissa Rivera, From series Places of Education, 2005/ 2007
Lissa Rivera, From series Places of Education, 2005/ 2007
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