#Photography

State of the Archive: Scanning the Mizer Estate

July 07, 2016
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A concerned member of the Foundation wrote us in regard to the scanning of the Mizer negatives. He was thinking that these negatives must be scanned NOW. My response shows why that is impossible currently, and that they must be......

NEW BOOK! BOB MIZER: AMG's 1000 MODEL DIRECTORY

June 22, 2016
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It’s Raining Men: Two volumes and two decades of top physique models...

Review: 'The Male Form in Motion' combines action, Mizer's trademark whimsy

June 17, 2016
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There’s just something about the title of The Bob Mizer Foundation’s latest DVD compilation, “The Male Form in Motion: 19 Films for Artistic Study.” By now, if you’ve studied Mizer, you’re aware that his earlier works were......

Bodybuilder led to birth of gym culture in America

April 19, 2016
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Before the models of Bob Mizer’s Athletic Model Guild redefined masculinity to a puritanical American audience, there was the original ‘strong man,’ Eugene Sandow. Known as the father of modern bodybuilding, Sandow was born in......

FOCUS ON : Photographer Korey Watkins

April 06, 2016
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The Bob Mizer Foundation is dedicated to recognizing and promoting artists from all walks of life and in all disciplines, and we place a special emphasis on experimental photographers. If you know of any photographers or artists who might......

Grecian Guild built sense of community for gay men

March 08, 2016
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H. Lynn Womack was at a turning point in his young life. Very little about Womack was easy to ignore. He was rotund and known for his voracious appetite and booming laugh. Womack was an albino, his hair a glistening white from a young......

FOCUS ON Photographer Ben McNutt

December 15, 2015
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Ben McNutt is a young photographer who focuses his camera on one of Bob's favorite subjects, wrestling. As a student at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Ben presented his thesis in the form of a photography show that paired his......

Models of color have graced pages of 'Physique Pictorial' since its beginning

November 19, 2015
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Racial diversity has long been displayed in Bob Mizer’s “Physique Pictorial” – since the publication’s infancy, in fact. The increasing number of African-American models in the magazine, as well as Mizer’s own notations that......

Michael Stokes: Photographer’s lens captures beauty of wounded heroes

November 06, 2015
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One L.A.-based photographer has literally stripped bare the stigma of injured veterans who return home from the battlefront. The more recent subjects of Michael Stokes are strong, scarred and sensuous, embodied in the poses of......

Little Joe: 50 Years Later

September 18, 2015
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Before Al Pacino portrayed a junkie in The Panic in Needle Park--and then a man in a relationship with a trans woman in Dog Day Afternoon--there was Joe Dallesandro, in Trash. Before Jon Voight played a male hustler......

Volunteer Spotlight - Keith Foote

September 02, 2015
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Each month in this newsletter, we hope to spotlight one of our volunteers both onsite and offsite.This month, meet Keith Foote of San Francisco....

Volunteer Spotlight - Devin Baker

August 02, 2015
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Each month in this newsletter, we hope to spotlight one of our volunteers both onsite and offsite.This month, meet Devin Baker of San Jose....

MIZER FEATURED IN APARTAMENTO MAGAZINE

July 22, 2015
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Mizer works featured in article interview with photography historian Vince Aletti. Apartamento Magazine Issue #15, cover shot by Jason Nocito. Available worldwide on the NOW!...

FOCUS ON Experimental Photographer Steven Chandler

May 30, 2015
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Steven Chandler says of his series "Unfound," "When you delete images from your digital camera the files are lost forever, not so with film. The mistakes, wrong decisions or bad memories continue to exist somewhere albeit as unwanted......

Foundation’s new DVD traces male films, photography in years preceding top court’s obscenity ruling

April 22, 2015
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It’s nudity, but is it art? The U.S. Supreme Court deemed the question irrelevant with its legalization of sexual nudity in April 1968. But in the years leading up to the ruling, the representation of the male form in media had to have......

Whatever Happened to Mark Nixon?

April 02, 2015
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Mark Nixon was born William Markley Nixon III in Atlanta, Georgia on October 13, 1936 to William and Betty Nixon. He was attending Culver Military Academy in Culver, Indiana in 1955 when his photo first appeared in Tomorrow’s......