Eye Contact: In Search of The Hartford Urban Man

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Courant photographer Patrick Raycraft took studio portraits of a dozen men living in Hartford as part of a project called The Hartford Urban Man. (Patrick Raycraft, Hartford Courant)

For a project titled The Hartford Urban Man, Joyce Bolaños and Carmen Arroyo of Viva Hartford Media earlier this year surveyed 100 single males, ages 21 to 40 who live in the city. Intending to debunk the stereotype of the young urban male, Bolaños and Arroyo interviewed guys who normally do not make news headlines or police blotters. They questioned why these men choose to live and work in Hartford. They also asked about birth control, monogamy and what men look for in a partner, among other topics.

In collaboration with Viva Hartford Media and The Hartford News, I  produced studio portraits and a companion video of a dozen of the men surveyed. While viewing the photo gallery, you can read excerpts of each interview by clicking on the caption icon at the upper right of each image.

Click here to read more and view the photo gallery: www.courant.com/urbanman

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