Ajitto by Robert Mapplethorpe (1981)

The photograph titled “Ajitto” is a work by artist Robert Mapplethorpe, created in the year 1981. It features a black and white image of an African American male sitting nude on a pedestal. The subject’s body is prominently displayed with his head bowed down, arms clasping his knees, and muscles tensed. The pose laid out by the subject exudes a sense of strength, vulnerability, and introspection, with the lighting accentuating the contours and texture of his body. Mapplethorpe’s composition offers a blend of classical form with contemporary photographic technique.

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