about this item
Award-winning filmmaker and photographer Jona Frank took this portrait series at an amateur boxing club just outside of Liverpool, United Kingdom. Shirtless and sweaty, their hands covered with big, puffy, colorful gloves, these modern kids look timeless, but the truth is they are like any adolescent who is trying on a role and attempting to find their place. Like the suburb of Liverpool where these photos were made, boxing has a foot in the past while grasping its contemporary purpose. Frank's photographs provide a record of a sport and a community whose presence is slowly fading.