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Check out Pride Diaries: New York City’s worldwide LGBTQ photo retrospective

The one-of-a-kind photographic series has just been unveiled online.

By Will Stroude

Image: Tommy Kha

In partnership with NYC & Company.

New York City hosted WorldPride 2019 this past June, which coincided with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, when the New York Police Department raided the Stonewall Inn and sparked the Stonewall Riots, which are considered the birth of the modern LGBTQ rights movement.

NYC’s influence has been felt at Prides across the globe. More than 4 million people attended WorldPride celebrations in NYC, which is hardly surprising as the city remains the USA’s top LGBTQ destination.

The city captured the diverse spirit of WorldPride with a recently unveiled online art series, Pride Diaries. The project was commissioned by NYC & Company, the City’s official marketing and tourism organisation, and features the work of notable NYC-based LGBTQ+ photographers who were tasked with creating a body of work that represented their individual WorldPride experiences.

Photography: Lia Clay Miller

NYC Pride is a massive annual celebration, where rainbow-clad throngs line the streets to show support of equality and tolerance. But the event also offers the community and its allies opportunities for more intimate — but no less meaningful — moments.

This project sheds some light on those moments, which show off diversity across the five boroughs.

Photography: Yael Malka

It includes Matthew Papa’s series of photos of a house party he threw for Pride; Lia Clay Miller’s peering lens into the trans experience of the Queer Liberation March; Max Mauro’s drag queen experience through Brooklyn and Queens; Bronx native Yael Malka’s exploration of a queer hotspot in Rockaway Beach; photographer Res’ intimate portraits at The Dyke March and Queer Liberation March; and Tommy Kha’s focus on the beauty of the city’s queer Asian community.

Each series is accompanied by an interview with the photographer for insight into their unique point of view.

Visit the Pride Diaries here.