An exploration of Christopher Street, in New York City's West Village through black and white photographs and audio.
Christopher Street has been a focus in New York Metropolitan LGBT life for more than 40 years. It became iconic with the 1969 Stonewall Riots. Forty years later, today Christopher Street has changed. With more and more of the faces of "the Village" changing from sex shop to boutique from queer bar to cafe, it is still a safe haven for —LGBT youth and adults.
For over a year, nightly I would head to Christopher Street, walking past the tattoo parlors, head and sex shops that now sit alongside the high end restaurants and boutiques. It was the block where I found Chi Chi's Bar that captured my camera's eye. It was on that block that I watched, I photographed,I listened, I learned, I shared, I made friends, I captured moments.
Through a series of photographs, interviews, and ambient sound collections, I wanted to give the viewer a look at Christopher Street.
All images and sound were captured on Christopher Street from May 2009-2010.
Currently on view through January 31, 2013 at Falcon 5, a contained artspace (705 Gunter Street, East Austin, Texas 78702) falcon5studio.com
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