© Brian Finke

Cheerleader # 115, 2004

Brian Finke
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Brian Finke's work explores the private lives of teen cheerleaders and football players and the conflicting roles they must adapt to in order to be accepted by their fellow teammates.

Diversity in uniformity is what fascinated Finke about his chosen subject: cheerleading competitions, photographed in New York City, Pennsylvania and Florida. The images reveal the development of these teenagers and how they address such issues as social behavior, sexuality and individuality.

To compliment his series on cheerleaders, Finke turned his camera toward the issue of male bonding amongst football players. Like their female supporters, these male teens are also wrestling with many of the same issues.

Brian Finke graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 1998 with a BFA in Photography. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Details, Esquire, Time and Newsweek, as well as in the book "Here is New York". He has received several prestigious grants and awards, including the Award of Excellence from The Alexia Foundation for World Peace (1998) and the World Press Photo Masterclass Award (2001). Finke's photographs have been exhibited internationally and are included in collections worldwide.

Exhibition: January 6 - March 5, 2005
Gallery hours: Tue-Sat 11 am - 5 pm

Stephen Cohen Gallery
7358 Beverly Boulevard
USA-Los Angeles CA 90036
Telephone +1 (323) 937 5525
Fax +1 (323) 937 5523
Email sc@stephencohengallery.com


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