This is a color photograph of shirtless men in a locker room with one at the mirror shaving his face.
Image: © Jan Rattia, “Smoke and Mirrors,” 2012, Chromogenic print.

Jan Rattia’s solo show “Tease” opens at the Houston Center for Photography on Friday, May 12, 2017.

HCP is pleased to announce the winners of their 2017 Fellowships, juried by Andy Adams of FlakFoto. Each winner will receive a $3,000 honorarium, a solo exhibition at HCP’s galleries, and a feature in spot magazine.

Jan Rattia, winner of the Carol Crow Memorial Fellowship, has produced his series of work “Tease” by traveling around the US to photograph members of a singularly and largely misunderstood fraternity: male strippers. In his images, he tries to go beyond what most people would expect and/or know of men in this profession and photograph backstage along with at-home portraits to create a richer depiction about the men and their stories.

Jan’s artworks will be on view through July 2, 2017, with an opening reception on Friday, May 12, 2017, from 5.30 – 8.00 pm, and an artist talk the same night at 6.00 pm.

For more information

Browse Jan Rattia’s series “Tease” at ClampArt

Blog post by:
Brian Paul Clamp, Director