THE SPACE BETWEEN MEN
The Space Between Men explores masculinity in contemporary Australian society and in doing so, documents the complex and multi-dimensional relationships between young men. It follows a group of adolescents on their journey to adulthood, as they push the boundaries and reflects on the reckless and risk taking behaviours that take the form of a rite of passage in Australia. The project documents the camaraderie, bonding and tension between peers as they struggle to discover who they are and their place in society.
BRODIE STANDEN was born in Bathurst NSW and now lives and works in Brisbane, where he completed a Bachelor of Photography with First Class Honours from the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University in 2010. During his studies, Standen participated in a collaborative exhibition with the Central Academy of Fine Arts, spending three weeks in China and was also selected to exhibit his work in a student collective photographic exhibition in Santiago, Chile. He was the Editor of the 2010 edition of the Australian PhotoJournalist Magazine and has been involved with the online documentary community Centre for Documentary Practice.
Much of Standen’s work explores the often overlooked and forgotten individuals in our society, most recently the issues facing young men. Standen was awarded the 2011 POOL Grant and was recently named a finalist in the documentary/photojournalism category of Capture Magazine’s Australia’s Top Emerging photographers.
Brodie is a member of the collective ET AL.