I slowly watched him disappear is a beautiful, sensitive project about masculinity and maturation.
The first of a three-part examination of the military body/masculinity. This first part focuses on the fantasy of the military body/masculinity seen through the eyes of Sharrod, a NJROTC recruit attending a high school in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. Shot over the course of four years, Hanasik’s project examines the concerns of Sharrod as he navigates his freshman to senior year under the watchful (and sculpting) eye of the military machine.
Published in 2015 | 10 x 8 ½ inches | softcover | 84 pages, 54 plates | limited edition of 500
Jason Hanasik has an MFA from California College of the Arts and a BFA Summa Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Purchase. Hanasik’s work has been shortlisted for the Aperture Portfolio Prize and the Smithsonian’s Outwin Boochever Portrait Prize. He was one of the 2011 Magenta Foundation US Winners and he has exhibited his work widely across the United States.