The photographs behind Robert Longo’s iconic charcoal drawings

Robert Longo’s iconic charcoal drawing series _Men in the Cities_ (1979) depicted businessmen and women in an ambiguous moment of flailing impact or ecstatic dance. These photos, Longo’s own, are somewhat demystifying in that respect but nonetheless striking as we see the choreography behind his subject matter; the artist directing his models to enact an instant when a bullet hits home and photographing them in free fall.

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