Alan Labb is an Assistant Professor in Photography and Director of Technology Planning at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Labb undermines many characterizations of masculinity, articulating the fear and anxiety men have concerning their own bodies, while simultaneously positing the threat that female sexuality has historically posed to patriarchal culture. For the past fifteen years, he has been challenging the media-constructed image of male sexuality and masculinity.
Exhibitions including: an upcoming exhibition at Cameraworks, San Francisco 2004, “From Steel to Flesh”, UI, Gary IN 2001; “Summer Show”, Gallery 312, Chicago 2000, Two-Faced, Bridge Center of Contemporary Art, El Paso 1996; Mapped Out: Reinventing the New Mexico Landscape, UC, Irvine 1994; and No More Heroes, at SF Camerawork 1990. His work has been featured in Luna Cornea, Solar, and Hyphen Magazine and reviewed in Afterimage, LA Times, and Art Issues.