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New York Designer Adam Lippes collection spring 2013
Lights out, in the Lower East Side NYC.
This project is a three year documentation of
Maria Jose Garza, a community activist & drag queen.
as an exile from Peru, her struggle to overcome
discrimination & abuse has inspired her journey
to give back to the community that received her.
A drag queen is a man who dresses, and often acts, like a caricature woman often for the purpose of entertaining. There are many kinds of drag artists and they vary greatly, from professionals who have starred in films to people who just try it once. Drag queens also vary by class and culture and can vary even within the same cities. There are drag artists of all genders and sexualities who do drag for various reasons or purposes.
House of Garza: A local San Francisco Non-Profit Organization that help raise funds for other non-profits.
The Faux Girls, is a group of Drag Cabaret show that has been running in San Francisco for the last 13th years.
: a painting, drawing, or photograph of a person that usually only includes the person's head and shoulders
: a detailed description of something or someone
Hurricane Sandy tore through the Northeast, the Lower East Side was left without power for five full days.
Private Event Greenwich, CT
This is a 10 minute multimedia documentary piece. It is a collection of photographs, video with the sole purpose to tell her story.
This project is a three year documentation of Maria Jose Garza, a community activist & drag queen. As an exile from Peru, her struggle to overcome discrimination & abuse has inspired her journey to give back to the community that received her.
Midnight Mass is a popular San Francisco cult midnight movie event series begun in the summer of 1998 in San Francisco, California.
A documentation of commander John Steel home town, a survivor of Hill 55
A drinking den with vintage leather furnishings and scarlet red ottomans. Nestled in an unmarked alleyway is Sofa, an underground lounge in a former speakeasy space in down town San Francisco. As you walk down the dark mysterious stairway, it feels like you've stepped back in time from the bronze illuminated bar, candle lights, faux fireplace, exposed red bricks.
Images from Sumatra, Nias, Sri Lanka and Sudan.