Marginal Waters

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Doug Ischar, MW 4, from the series Marginal Waters, 1985/2009

Doug Ischar, MW 4, from the series Marginal Waters, 1985/2009

The photographs from Marginal Waters (1985) depict a seemingly edenic world of toned, sun-bathed bodies, behind which lurk the spectres of AIDS and reaction. Ischar’s work deftly navigates concerns around queer masculinity and the poetics of loss, attaining an outstanding formal and emotional density.

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