Friday, September 27, 2013


What could be more beautiful (and seemingly anachronistic) than an image of two Zulu warriors cuddling?  Believe it or not the great Zulu chief Shaka (Shaka kaSenzangakhona) encouraged his warriors to abstain from sex with woman and instead encouraged them to have sex with each other (especially intercrural sex) in an effort to foster loyalty among his troops on the battlefield.  

The following images belong to South African photographer Pieter Hugo's series "Kin", on view at the Yossi Milo Gallery in NYC until October 19th.  In addition to "Thoba Clavin and Tshepo Cameron Sithole - Modisane, Pretoria, 2013" pictured above, here are a few of my favorites:  

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