From trans and queer youth in the Amazon to AI-generated drag queens, Queer PHOTO – a festival-within-a-festival presented by PHOTO Australia and Midsumma – brings local and international LGBTQIA+ voices to venues and public spaces across Melbourne’s western suburbs. The 14 exhibitions that form Queer PHOTO include Australian Premieres by Sunil Gupta, Clifford Prince King and FAFSWAG alongside new commissions and projects by local artists.
Elsewhere, J Davies celebrates queer resilience, survival and joy, Isabella Capezio unpacks the relationship between queerness and camouflage, Eden Menta explores the intersections of queerness and neurodiversity, and Ayman Kaake’s 99 Names is an unapologetic celebration of queer voices that looks to a hopeful future in the face of homosexuality still being a crime in at least 74 countries around the world.
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From trans and queer youth in the Amazon to AI-generated drag queens.