Annika Weertz on 'Men In Bloom':

"We are all aware of certain features that are linked to the definition of masculinity. A man should be strong and tough. Men should hardly cry and do not get overly emotional because society could think that these traits make a man soft or even ‚gay‘ — the ultimate anti-man.

I want to capture their vulnerability, their fragility, their soft side. Because we are all people with similar feelings. And while women are feeling pressured into looking a certain way, I think that man are experiencing this pressure, too — but they do not speak up for themselves yet.

I currently get the impression that girls are only talking about girls and what it feels like to be a girl in today’s society and that the boys should just listen. While this is a good start, we need to start talking to each other and not stay in our own worlds."

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