'Josh' by Catherine Opie
This young man with touselled hair and sticky-out ears (I love 'em!) trying to look fierce seems not so much a sporting warrior as the mischievous kid down the block. His natural, trim body and slender arms, undeveloped by gym work, are transformed by the footballers gear but not entirely concealed by it.
Given that this is an art photo, the way Josh is holding the football seems pretty lowbrow but I suppose it does contribute to the idea of emerging manhood in a corny way. As another reviewer has pointed out, this boy is old enough to serve and die for his country.