Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Fierce Pride 1992 Opening Reception

Wow. It was such a wonderful evening at the Boston Center for Adult Education. The show looked beautiful, and the place was packed! Personally, it was incredible to see a project I did twenty years ago finally be completed and shown. The project was done out of my love of photography and it was incredibly gratifying to see it hanging as a show.

Big thanks to The History Project and the BCAE for the amazing opening. My show is up until June 30th, so if you haven't stopped by, please do.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Fierce Pride 1992 Opening

Twenty years ago, I gathered a group of friends, my camera and an 8 ft tall white board and went down to City Hall Plaza and later, the Boston Common, to document Pride. I had photographed Prides before, but this year, I wanted to concentrate on the amazing individuals who were living their lives out loud. I ended up photographing over 100 people.

Here’s what I wrote in 1992:

What a world! A world of wigs and false 
eyelashes, rollerblades and beads, army uniforms and nipple rings, protest signs and rallying cries. For me, Pride celebrates our diversity and our common bonds. The streets are ours, and we can be together, hold hands, kiss, dress up, and of course, strike poses.