In "Invisible," documentary photographer Samantha Box showcases images of the lives of NYC's homeless LGBTQ youth taken from 2005-12. The exhibit is on display this month at the Strange Loop Gallery and is put on by the gallery and the Bureau of General Services - Queer Division. Running through Feb. 28, the opening reception is Thursday night from 6 to 9 p.m. (Opens Thursday, Wed.-Sun., noon-6 p.m., FREE, Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard St., 347-963-3881, strangeloopgallery.com
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Invisible Photo Exhibit of LGBTQ Images On Display at Strange Loop Gallery
January 24th, 2013
New York photographer Samantha Box has dedicated herself to documenting New York City’s community of homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth since 2005.
Box’s ongoing photo project, “INVISIBLE” has received the Anthropographia Award for Photography and Human Rights by En Foco and the New York Foundation for the Arts. The collection will be exhibited at the Strange Loop Gallery on Orchard Street in SOHO from Febrary 7 through the 28th.
“The young people [who] I photograph are some of the most resilient people [who] I have ever met: despite facing societal
animosity of homo- and transphobia, and the burden of a broken system that conspires to keep them homeless. They continuously work for a future where their talents and intellect can be used, where they have a home, a family and a life of stability,” said Samantha Box, on Time/Lightbox in June 2012.
“INVISIBLE’ has been widely showcased in American galleries, including The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, New York, in 2010 and as part of the Open Society Institute’s “Moving Walls #18” exhibition.
For more information, go to: www.strangeloopgallery.com
The S T R A N G E L O O P G A L L E R Y is located at:
27 Orchard Street (between Canal and Hester Streets)
New York, NY 10002
Take the D and B Subway lines to Grand Street or the F train to East Broadway