The Production of Tears
Our bodies produce tears to lubricate our eyes, to protect them from foreign substances, and to alleviate emotional stress. Sometimes tears are happy, while other times they are painful or sad. Crying is viewed by today’s society, generally, as feminine in nature. Men are supposed to be strong in contrast to this so called weak, vulnerability that women can so freely express. This philosophy heavily influenced the creation of “The Production of Tears”. This series explores the act of men crying from boyhood to adulthood. The photos capture the vulnerability that comes with crying and evoke a strong viewer response. Does seeing a man cry make them look weak or strong?