Friday, May 29, 2015

Not your mother's Catholic frescoes: queer saints of color

By Maanvi Singh
Photographer Gabriel Garcia Roman's "Queer Icons" series portrays queer people of color as saints and warriors. Jahmal Golden is a poet and a student at The New School. Courtesy of Gabriel Garcia Roman
NEW YORK---Photographer Gabriel Garcia Roman's portraits feature friends and acquaintances, activists and poets, Americans and immigrants — some naturalized, some undocumented. All of them are queer people of color. "I wanted to specifically focus on this community because queer and trans people of color are so rarely represented in the art world," says Roman, who is Mexican-American and also identifies as queer. [link]