Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Giovanni Cappriotti, Danny Perez and Jonathan Buckley, 2016
Giovanni Cappriotti, Danny Perez and Jonathan Buckley
Giovanni Cappriotti, Michael Smith, 2016
Giovanni Cappriotti, Michael Smith
Giovanni Cappriotti, Church Street, 2016
Giovanni Cappriotti, Church Street
2017 Open Exhibition

Giovanni Capriotti
Boys Will Be Boys

May 1–31, 2017
The 519
519 Church St

Capriotti won a 2017 World Press Photo award for his photographs of Muddy York RFC, Toronto’s first gay-friendly rugby team. Until recently, the possibility of gay players on the pitch was not even contemplated, due to the stereotype of homosexual men being perceived as weaker than “straight guys.” These layers of exclusion led a few players, pushed to the margins of the sport, to form the team. They unconsciously started the process of describing and deconstructing masculinity.

Curated by Loyalist College Photojournalism (Frank O'Connor)

Scotiabank CONTACT
Photography Festival

80 Spadina Ave Suite 205
Toronto ON M5V 2J4
Gallery Hours
Tue-Fri 11am–5pm
The CONTACT Gallery
is wheelchair accessible.