The body in German photographer Wolfgang Tillmans' large chromogenic color print 'Dan' at the Baltimore Museum of Art is one that is assigned great value: an athletic young, white, male body, bent in a powerful position, like that of an ancient Greek or Roman statue of a discus thrower. With his left arm back and left leg presumably suspended behind his figure, invisible from the viewer, the young male leans his weight on his muscular right leg and right arm, grabbing a stone block as if to throw it. Though horizontally oriented, his body still feels bipedal, like he could step forward balanced on one hand and one leg. And though his body tips to one side, his limbs seem rooted into the ground. His face, also invisible to the viewer, faces the ground—in fact, the figure almost looks like a treelike form, pulling itself out from the hard concrete. The top of his head, completely covered by gold-red hair, aligns with the vertical center of the image. Freckles run over his shoulders and down his arms. As far as we can tell, he is nude, but no genitalia is visible. His pierced nipple aligns with the stone in his lowered hand. He stands in a corner made of flat concrete and rusted metal, sunlight glowing on his back.