Live Pridefully: Love and Resilience within Pandemics
Photoville 2022

The Queens Museum is excited to partner with Photoville 2022 and Caribbean Equality Project on the outdoor photography exhibition Live Pridefully: Love and Resilience within Pandemics, on view in Brooklyn Bridge Park from June 4 – 26, 2022. This interdisciplinary exhibition was originally presented at the Queens Museum from December 4, 2021 to March 6, 2022 as part of the Year of Uncertainty.

Caribbean Equality Project’s Live Pridefully: Love and Resilience within Pandemics celebrates queer and trans Caribbean resilience through a racial justice lens, fostering critical conversations related to pride, migration, surviving colliding pandemics, and coming out narratives. Caribbean diasporic immigrant rights, gender justice, and trans rights advocates live at the intersections of outdated immigration policies, anti-Black violence, racism, homophobia, transphobia, gender-based violence, xenophobia, and misogyny in the United States and throughout the Caribbean region. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, queer and trans immigrants of color have lived in a constant state of fear and isolation, from food insecurity, and a lack of access to equitable healthcare, to rising rates of anti-Asian violence and police brutality against Black bodies. Live Pridefully reimagines and affirms undocumented Black and Brown LGBTQ+ immigrants and asylum seekers as essential workers, creatives, and contributors to the cultural diversity of New York City, by highlighting the work of seven activists and community members: Rajiv Mohabir, Qween Jean, Theo Brown, Tannuja Devi Rozario, Darren J. Glenn, Rohan Zhou-Lee, and Tiffany Jade Munroe.

Live Pridefully: Love and Resilience within Pandemics is curated by Mohamed Q. Amin, Founder and Executive Director of Caribbean Equality Project. 

Photography: Christian Thane
Visual Director: Richard Ramsundar

Starting at Brooklyn Bridge Park as part of Photoville’s 11th Annual Festival, the exhibition is slated to move to a park in Queens this summer. 

Click here to learn more about Live Pridefully: Love and Resilience within Pandemics.

The Caribbean Equality Project (CEP) is a Queens-based community organization that empowers, advocates for, and represents Black and Brown, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender non-conforming, and queer Caribbean immigrants in New York City. The organization’s work focuses on advocacy for LGBTQ+ and immigrant rights, gender equity, racial justice, immigration and mental health services, and ending hate violence in the Caribbean diaspora. To date, CEP is the only educational-based agency serving the Caribbean-American LGBTQ+ community in New York City, with a dedicated aim to cultivating supportive and progressive Caribbean neighborhoods free of violence, oppression, and discrimination. CEP’s intersectional organizing fosters solidarity, builds coalitions, develops community partnerships, and conducts legislative activism to advance LGBTQ+ rights in New York State. As a Black and Brown immigrant-led social justice and human rights organization, CEP’s liberation movement educates, inspires, uplifts, and celebrates Afro and Indo-Caribbean, queer and trans non-religious, Muslim, Hindu and Christian, documented and undocumented members of the Caribbean diaspora of all generations, all categories of ability, and all HIV statuses.

Photoville is a New York-based non-profit organization that works to promote a wider understanding and increased access to the art of photography for all. Founded in 2011 in Brooklyn, NY, Photoville was built on the principles of addressing cultural equity and inclusion, which we are always striving for, by ensuring that the artists we exhibit are diverse in gender, class, and race. In pursuit of its mission, Photoville produces an annual, city-wide open air photography festival in New York City, a wide range of free educational community initiatives, and a nationwide program of public art exhibitions. By activating public spaces, amplifying visual storytellers, and creating unique and highly innovative exhibition and programming environments, we join the cause of nurturing a new lens of representation. Through creative partnerships with festivals, city agencies, and other nonprofit organizations, Photoville offers visual storytellers, educators, and students financial support, mentorship, and promotional & production resources, on a range of exhibition opportunities.

Image: Tiffany Jade Munroe, Live Pridefully, 2021 (cropped). Photo by Christian Thane. Courtesy of Caribbean Equality Project.

 

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