Tag: photography

Eva Longoria, Melanie Laurent and More Pose as Same-Sex Couples for ‘Imaginary Couples’ Photography Project

Although France made same-sex marriage legal in 2013, the country is far from being a bastion of LGB equality. Homophobic attacks are reportedly on the rise in the country, experiencing a 78% increase in 2013 and France’s far-right political party Front National (which opposes and campaigns against same-sex marriage) is…

Woman Chronicles Each Stage Of Her Mastectomy In Inspiring Photo Series

Aniela McGuinness, a 32-year-old actress, decided to deal with her breast cancer with a photoshoot – titled “My Breast Choice”. She learned she had cancer just three days before a planned appointment to schedule a preventative mastectomy; McGuinness had lost her mother to ovarian cancer on July 5th, 2013. Before…

The Best Ever Before And After Weight Loss Photos You Will Ever See

When Beth approached her friend, photographer Blake Morrow, to do before and after photos prior to her gastric bypass surgery, they ditched the usual cliche photos and came up with a unique concept. This became The Beth Project, a photo series more than two years in the making, featuring pop culture-inspired portraits…

Rethinking Female Beauty – ‘I Heart Girl’ is a Breathtaking Exploration of Women’s Femininity

Take a look at the new portfolio of work by New York photographer Jessica Yatrofsky – I Heart Girl, which is a breathtaking exploration of women’s femininity. “I’ve always been drawn to depicting the body. I think it’s very important to make images that represent a facet that reflects the current cultural landscape, which is why…

Joan Lobis Brown Beautiful Photos Challenge Stereotypes About Homeless LGBT Youth

Marriage equality may be the LGBT issue dominating mainstream media headlines, but there’s another pervasive problem affecting these communities that gets significantly less attention: homelessness. According to a recent study by the Williams Institute, 40% of homeless youth is LGBT identified, and the leading cause of this homelessness is family rejection after coming…

‘Queer Kids’ – The Generation That No Longer Need a Closet

From Oct. 30 until Jan. 4, ‘Queer Kids’ will be on display at the Stonewall National Museum and Archives in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The photo project chronicles the work of M. Sharkey. For M. Sharkey, growing up in the 80s meant being out of the closet was, “just not a possibility”. However, times have…

Project Unbreakable is Striving to Increase Awareness of Domestic Violence – #Unbreakable

Project Unbreakable is a photography project aiming to give a voice to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse. Since its conception in October of 2011 by then 19 year old Grace Brown, Project Unbreakable has featured over fourth thousand photographs, both photos taken by Grace and submissions…

‘Difficult Love’ in South Africa – Photographer Zanele Muholi Captures These Stunning Images

Zanele Muholi is a visual activist and advocator of black lesbian visibility in South Africa. She awarded globally her work with the queer media and ongoing photographic portrait series of black lesbians. “What does an African lesbian look like? Is there a lesbian aesthetic or do we express our gendered,…

Portraits of Those Identify as Neither Male or Female – Agender

Agender is a term that refers to individuals who identify as neither male or female, preferring the term “they” as opposed to the gender normative pronouns “he” or “she”. Agender people can have any sexual orientation, as sexual orientation is independent of gender identity. The 4th November, 2013, San Francisco High…

Gay Wedding Photographers Talk About Their Craft

Buzzfeed recently interviewed contributors to a fascinating new book about gay wedding photography, The New Art of Capturing Love. A dozen of them were happy to chat about snapping intimate moments, having their expectations challenged and learning about same-sex love… Denver Smith loves snapping couples who are out and proud…

Just me and Allah: Photo Series Documenting The Lives Of Queer Muslims

This summer, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA), Videofag Gallery and Parliament Street Library will hold exhibitions by Toronto photographer Samra Habib featuring queer Muslims. While there has been discussion around multilayered identities in academia, there is a need for accessible visual representation that will serve as historical evidence of the existence of…

Baltimore Voguers Caught on Camera

French photographer Frédéric Nauczyciel has made a splash by photographing some of Baltimore’s most colourful ballroom voguers. Frédéric’s new collection, The Fire Flies, comprises hundreds of pictures of ‘flamboyant, savant, baroque’ voguers posing in the backyards and alleys of urban Baltimore. The portraits, which are on show at New York’s…

Redefining Gender Norms – Beautiful Photo Series By Lindsay Morris

Photographer Lindsay Morris has spent six years photographing a gender nonconforming camp for children ages 5-12. She is now looking for funding to turn these images into a book. Camp You Are You* offers a unique opportunity for gender-nonconforming children to express themselves creatively in an environment that is safe and…

Groundbreaking New Project Captures the ‘GayFace’ in All its Glory

GayFace: 1st Class is the latest art project from Ashley Kolodner, a queer photographer who has snapped over 150 LGBTQ people from six different cities in the US. Ashley is now raising funds on Kickstarter to publish a book of the portraits and reach an international audience. You can help her do…

Turning Our Ideas of Feminine Beauty Upside Down

Western society is full of double standards when it comes to feminine beauty. Ben Hopper (London-based photographer) has taken a small step towards dealing with some of these problems by creating a simple photo series that turns our ideas of feminine body hair and beauty upside down. This photo series is called “Natural Beauty,”…

Powerful Portraits Challenging the Definition of What It Means to Be LGBT

Stunning photos by Sarah Deragon, a San Francisco-based photographer. The photo capture some of the many ways members of the LGBT community identify themselves. These portraits show the amazing diversity and vibrance of a queer community that for too long has been defined by outsiders. “We were talking about labels and how folks identity…

Couples declare that “Love is Love” in gorgeous LGBT photo project

More than two years ago, a young woman was having head shots taken at Treft.Punkt, in Alaska. During her shoot, she asked the photographer, Shalem Matthew, about wedding engagement shoots. “Do you photograph all kinds of people?” She asked. Shalem was a bit confused. “I think we do,” he started. “What…