Richmond Kobla Dido (GH)

Men Do Not Cry

29 April 2022 - 22 May 2022
Image: Richmond Kobla Dido, from the series [Men Don’t Cry], 2021. Courtesy the artist.

Image: Richmond Kobla Dido, from the series Men Don’t Cry, 2021. Courtesy the artist.


29 April 2022 - 22 May 2022


99 Spring St (outdoor) [i]
Cnr Ulster Lane & Spring St, Melbourne
24 hrs




Wheelchair access



“I come from a hood where ‘men’ don’t cry. We are praised for holding in the pain and misery. The hood where it is all good and men do not show their emotions. I come from Man-hood. For as long as I remember, I was told to suck it all in and keep on moving because this is Man-Hood and Men do not cry!”
—Ibrahim Intwari

Towering five stories high over Spring Street, Richmond Kobola Dido’s Men Do Not Cry comes from series of portraits inspired by Ibrahim Intwari’s essay of the same name, highlighting the stereotypes surrounding men—specifically black men—and emotion.

Commissioned by Photo Australia

Supported by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund, an Australian Government initiative

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Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

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