Exclusive Interview: Mariette Pathy Allen on five decades of photographing trans, nonbinary & gender nonconforming people

Mariette Pathy Allen has been photographing, interviewing, and advocating on behalf of transgender, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming people for five decades, following a chance meeting with a group of cross-dressers in the late 1970s in New Orleans. Through her artistic practice, she has been a pioneering force in gender consciousness, contributing to cultural and academic... Continue Reading →

Exhibition preview: Steven Menendez’s Earth Worship features sensual portraits of male nudes in deep connection with nature

Earth Worship, award-winning fine art photographer Steven Menendez's latest exhibition—running at The SoHo Project Space in New York Thursday, March 30th - Saturday, April 8th, 2023—features a stunning series of landscapes and sensual portraits of male nudes "in states of bliss in the majesty of nature". Earth Worship - Steven Menendez fine art photography exhibition... Continue Reading →

Hugh Nini & Neal Treadwell’s vintage photography book LOVING brought to the screen in breathtaking 100 Years of Men in Love: The Accidental Collection

In October 2020, The Queer Review spoke with Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell about their stunning book LOVING A Photographic History of Men in Love 1850s-1950s. It's a collection of previously unpublished vernacular photography depicting romantic love between men that powerfully and movingly reasserts both that love is love and that we’ve always been here.... Continue Reading →

Fire Island: a first look at director Andrew Ahn & writer-star Joel Kim Booster’s modern-day queer spin on Austen’s Pride & Prejudice

Dreaming of that summer vacation in the Pines? Searchlight Pictures has just released a tantalizing array of first look holiday snaps from the set of director Andrew Ahn's Fire Island, premiering on Hulu this Pride Month, on Friday, June 3rd. Written by and starring Joel Kim Booster as Noah, Fire Island, is a queer modern-day rom-com inspired... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Mike Ruiz embraces his inner leatherman with new photography project “it’s been an epiphany for me”

Celebrity and fashion photographer Mike Ruiz, whose career spans over 30 years, has turned his lens to an ongoing portrait series focusing on the beauty and diversity of the leather community. Through meeting and bonding with leathermen during open call sessions, photographing them and collecting their personal stories, Ruiz has been inspired by their spirit of liberation and... Continue Reading →

Steven Menendez Fine Art Photography Exhibition Apollonian Visions at Leslie Lohman Project Space NYC Dec 3rd-5th

APOLLONIAN VISIONS: Steven Menendez Fine Art Photography Exhibition As displayed in his work in Apollonian Visions, award-winning fine art photographer Steven Menendez explores and finds inspiration in the Apollonian attributes of Grace, Reason, Culture, Harmony, Healing, and Reflection. "These attributes were mirrored in the male nude of ancient Greek art and philosophy", Menendez tells The... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Ashish Gupta on his intimate queer photography book GAZE “I wanted to be unapologetic about gay cruising & sex & hookups & trade”

Ashish Gupta, best known for his eponymous fashion label, has departed from his usual creative practice to photograph intimate, frequently unashamedly explicit portraits of men, that capture the queer male gaze with tenderness, joy, and humour, while challenging established notions of masculinity and sexiness in mainstream gay culture and porn. The result is GAZE for... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Charles Moriarty on his stunning photography book X “it’s actually my life that’s unfolding”

Photographer Charles Moriarty's last book, Before Frank—later reissued as Back to Amy—revealed many of his unpublished images of Amy Winehouse and provided a rare and intimate glimpse into her life before the release of her debut album. Using just one roll of film, the Dublin-born photographer's shoot with the singer in London, when he was... Continue Reading →

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