Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Why This Artist is Putting Religious Halos Around His Queer Subjects

By Jorge Rivas
Gabriel García Román
NEW YORK---They’re the same halos you see above sacred figures in religious art—except this artist adds the glowing discs around the heads of his gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender subjects. Gabriel García Román says he places his LGBT subjects in historically religious scenes because he wants the viewer to see them as powerful and noble. He calls his series of photographs “Queer Icons.” [link]
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