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April 22nd, 2007

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy made an industry out of shaping up style-challenged straight men. Now photographer Tom Atwood '94 shows how the other 11 percent live. His Kings in Their Castles: Photographs of Queer Men at Home, was published this fall by the University of Wisconsin. Painter Ross Bleckner is one of the artists, writers, and other glitterati who opened their homes to Atwood; others include Tommy Tune, John Waters, and Edmund White. But the book is more than a coffeetable Lifestyles of the Rich and Gay. Atwood also portrays less-known but colorful New Yorkers - drag queens and drama queens alike. His portraits feel candid and intimate, adding up to a collective portrait of gay urban men.

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