Collaboration and Queerness – Anthony Luvera / 31 March
There is a shift from the often epic nature and rhetoric of photography (which I really like at times, I must confess) to something altogether more gentle. Ethics are absolutely central to the work, but there is a quietness to Anthony's ethical approach that makes it both self-contained and all the stronger because of it.
And that is evident in the collaborative work that Anthony has made both with homeless people (which he is well known for) but also with queerness in a variety of settings. It's not so much how photography can be used to deal with ideas of gender and sexuality, but more how people who are living in a world that has difficulty addressing ideas of gender and sexuality use images to make their lives, and those of others, a more thoughtful and ultimately better place.
It's a very loving process and a small but important shift.