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.

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