/ Evita Goze / Photo story

On Guard

I am interested in notions of masculinity, and how our understanding of it is tied to the military and violence. Military education can serve as a contemporary initiation ritual for adulthood, and at the same time satisfy a romantic boyhood dream of going back to nature. By choosing adolescents who are in the process of learning how to be men as the subjects of my work, I want to emphasize vulnerability, insecurities, inconsistencies, and moments of rest or suspension, and by doing so stress the performative and unstable nature of masculinity itself.

Evita Goze (1984) is a Latvian photographer who has received a BA in Photography from University of Brighton in 2013, UK, and an MA in Visual Communication at the Art Academy of Latvia in 2016. Her work has been showed in Latvia, Lithuania, Japan, the UK, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands. The series were published in the Latvian Photography 2017.