Hear the artist talk about this exhibition
Richmond Kobla Dido
Richmond Kobla Dido (GH)
Image: Richmond Kobla Dido, from the series Men Don’t Cry, 2021. Courtesy the artist.
“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!”
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