Photo Essay

beauty
beauty

These Very Glam Portraits Celebrate the Beauty of Double Chins

For its latest issue, London-based queer zine Polyester wanted to highlight the double chin as part of a message of fat acceptance and body positivity.
Sirin Kale
7.30.18
DRAG
DRAG

Beautiful Photos of One Man’s First Night in Drag

Sometimes the joy of living in your own skin is only a pair of heels and a night out away.
Adan Michel
7.20.18
Photos
Photos

Photos of Drag Queens and Kings Dragging Donald Trump's UK Visit

The LGBTQ community turned up in full force—and full drag—to protest President Donald Trump's first visit to the UK.
Alice Zoo
Zing Tsjeng
7.16.18
politics
politics

The Story of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Rise to Victory, in Photos

Intimate images showing how a 28-year-old progressive beat long-time Democratic leader Joe Crowley, becoming the first woman of color to represent her native Bronx neighborhood.
José A. Alvarado Jr.
6.27.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue
The Privacy and Perception Issue

Stunning Photos That Show the Intimacy of Undressing

Photographer Alex Thebez's two series here, "A Handful of Unfulfilled Wishes" and "Undressed," both address the ambiguity and fluidity of our identities, on the internet and off of it.
Alex Thebez
6.18.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue
The Privacy and Perception Issue

Photos That Show How We Define Home as We Move Toward the Digital Realm

Photographer Farah Al Qasimi found and photographed places that reminded her of home in the UAE.
Farah Al Qasimi
6.18.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue
The Privacy and Perception Issue

The Photographer Re-Discovering Her Mexican American Heritage

Photographer Cristina Bartley unpacks the layers of her identity in this photo series exploring Latin American rituals, womanhood, and performance.
Cristina Bartley Dominguez
6.18.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue
The Privacy and Perception Issue

Photos that Show How Real Life Isn't Always What It Seems

Photographer Signe Pierce uses her body and photography to demonstrate how anything can be manipulated.
Signe Pierce
6.18.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue
The Privacy and Perception Issue

Photos of Young Brazilians Capturing Themselves on Social Media

Photographer Larissa Zaidan took portraits of men and women on Instagram and off.
Larissa Zaidan
6.18.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue
The Privacy and Perception Issue

Photos That Show The Secret Side of Being an Influencer

Photographer and "influencer" Glenda Lisette likes to play with self-portraiture and offers a critical view of how it's used in social media and personal branding.
Glenda Lissette
6.18.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue
The Privacy and Perception Issue

Photos that Challenge How We Use Clothing as Markers of Identity

Lagos based photographer Noma Osula uses wigs to make his models anonymous and raise questions on whether or not gender and sexuality can ever be perfectly expressed in what we wear.
Noma Osula
6.18.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue
The Privacy and Perception Issue

These Candid Polaroids Celebrate Body Diversity and Self Acceptance

Photographer Rochelle Brock is on a journey of self love and discovery.
Rochelle Brock
6.18.18