Clifford Prince King Trains His Camera On Queer Black Youth
Raised in Tucson, Arizona, Clifford Prince King moved to Portland, Oregon, after graduating from high school. There, he began taking photographs that centered on themes of sexuality and coming of age. His subjects are mostly young, queer black men.
Currently based in Los Angeles, King’s photographs are both sensuous and uniquely his, showing men as objects of desire. In his images, men are both soft and beautiful. Below is a selection of King’s photographs from his series “Clogs and Cornrows,” a two-year-long project that “explores identity and shines light on black youth.”
All images © Clifford Prince King.