Boys Will Be Boys

Giovanni Capriotti


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)