8 QUEER PHOTOGRAPHERS YOU NEED TO FOLLOW RIGHT NOW
COACH PRIDE 2021 by Heather Glazzard
Queer photography has always offered an eye into the lives of the LGBTQ+ community. Whether it’s documenting the struggles of our oppression, the moments where we’ve edged closer to equality or capturing the joy of same-sex eroticism, there’s no denying the importance of the photographic art form. It seeks to dilute the sense of othering that queer people face, and lets cis-het individuals know that we, too, are human.
Since the Stonewall riots in New York in June 1969, a breadth of queer image-makers have made their mark. Work by the likes of Robert Mapplethorpe, Alvin Baltrop and Honey Lee Cottrell (to name a few) have stood the test of time in showing that queer individuals have a place in the past, present and future, and it’s a place worth fighting for.
As we kickstart this year’s Pride celebrations to honour our LGBTQ+ siblings, eight queer photographers share their hopes for the future, from the funding of trans healthcare to the building of new physical safe spaces.
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