Casting Out Violence:
Queer Youth Responding to the Orlando Massacre
This photo essay is written in collaboration with Matthew Champagne. The article can be found in the November, 2016 edition of Anthropology News. The images below are a response to the 2016 Pulse Nightclub Massacre in Orlando, Florida. The essay focuses on queer youth in New York City who are responding to violence against their community through art.
Special thanks to the artists featured here: Dinae Anderson, David Armanino, Maggie Borlando, Essence Brown, Cristin Gordon, Jesse James Keitel, Jesse Krebs, Vinny Eden Ortega, Ian Fields Stewart and Jackie Torres. Through their art they are finding community, hope and revolution.
“Theatre is a form of knowledge; it should be and can be a means to transform society. Theatre can help us build our future rather than just waiting for it.” - Augusto Boal