Author(s): Mark Beehre
Combines photography and oral history to document the lives of 45 gay men - 14 couples, 14 single men and one trio - and how their journeys have, for the moment, led them towards or away from relationships. Men Alone - Men Together reflects the immense diversity of the gay world. These men are our workmates and neighbours. They are gardeners and jewellers, teachers and builders, priests and fathers, each with a story to tell of remarkable determination and courage.
Mark Beehre studied photography at the Elam School of Fine Arts in Auckland and Massey University in Wellington. He graduated with a BFA in 2004, and completed a post-graduate Diploma in Fine Arts in 2009. Mark's passion for photography allows creative and personal expression, and is a perfect complement to the discipline of medicine. He is particularly interested in the documentation of people and places, and is a member of the Wellington-based collective exposed, with whom he has exhibited in New Zealand and overseas. Mark currently lives in Wellington. Men Alone - Men Together is his first book.