8 Artist Portraits by Amos Mac

Over the past few years Brooklyn based photographer, publisher and writer Amos Mac (picture by Elisa Shea) has been doing an amazing job in documenting and pushing forward queer and trans* culture in the US and worldwide. I’ve already posted about Amos’ work as the founder and editor of the wonderful trans guys magazine Original Plumbing and his new Translady Fanzine, this time I want to focus on his colorful and powerful portraits of queer, trans* and gender non-conforming artists, performers and musicians, such as OPM co-founder Rocco Katrastrophe, Cody Critcheloe aka Ssion, the House of Ladosha Crew, Hunx or Black Cracker.
The pictures shown here are only a collection of personal favorites taken from the photographer’s website and his tumblr, where you find many more facets of his work. The one on top of the gallery, a portrait of Cunty Crawford Ladosha, was just recently shown at the exhibition Testimony: A Living Exhibition Of Queer Youth at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York. Amos’ latest project is a video campaign entitled “Talk About It”, which seeks to adress adult suicide in the queer community and strengthen the trans community from within.

Cunty Crawford Ladosha by Amos Mac, 2012

Cunty Crawford Ladosha, 2012

Terry X by Amos Mac, 2012

Terry X, 2012

Black Cracker, 2012

Hunx with Revlon, 2012

Julia Huxtable Ladosha, 2011

Rocco Katastrophe, 2011

Ssion, 2011

Wu Tsang, 2012

All pictures (c) Amos Mac

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  1. I’m doing a project on transgender photography at college at the moment and found him truly inspiring due to going through it himself and then photographing others going through the same thing. I can kind of relate to how it must feel, due to when i decided to do this project everyone thought it was really weird and shouldn’t be done but looking through these images there is so much inspiration to be gained from this, thank you for that

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