Pride Photo Awards

Opening Reception
Monday, May 22, 2017
6:00 - 7:00 PM

On view May 22-June 18, 2017

Please join us for a public gallery reception for the opening of the Pride Photo Award Exhibition. This opening event is held in honor of Harvey Milk Day and marks the cooperation between the City and County of San Francisco and the City of Amsterdam. Special guests: Stuart Milk, Founder and CEO of the Harvey Milk Foundation, and the Honorable Mark Leno, former California State Senator.

Pride Photo Award is an annual international photo contest focusing on sexual diversity and gender identity. Every year photographers from all over the world are invited to share their most imaginative, challenging and non-stereotypical take on gender and sexuality. An international jury of experts selects the very best work from which we make an exhibition for the world to see. The SF LGBT Center is excited to partner with the Pride Photo Award to bring a selection of winning photographs from the 2016 edition to the Center's new gallery space. The exhibition features the work of artists from 6 countries (listed below) and is on view May 22 through June 18.

Pride Photo Award contributes to a safer and more inclusive world by making sexual and gender diversity visible and creating awareness of the ‘other’. We believe that all people have the right to freely express their identity whoever and wherever they are. Moreover, it is our strong conviction that diversity should be celebrated and regarded as an asset rather than as a threat, to any society. The foundation, established in 2010, is based in Amsterdam and an initiative of COC Amsterdam, IHLIA and the Homomonument Foundation. It receives support and advice from photo museum Foam and World Press Photo. www.pridephotoaward.org

Artists include (Artist, Country | Title of Artwork/Series):
Nobuhiro Shirai, Japan | Dinner Time of the Family
Gian Cruz, Philippines | You As Me
Kris Sanford, United States | Through the Lens of Desire
Lana Yanovska, Ukraine| Polarity
Vincent Gouriou, France | Mélanie & Her Family
Frédéric Noy, France | Ekifire
Vianney Le Caer, France | Beirut Sun Tanners
Elena Anosova, Russia | Section
Geloy Concepcion, Philippines | Reynas Delas Flores:
Manila's Golden Gays

Contact Person: 
Rosemary Gardner