Queer on film: A look at New York’s proudest community

 Polaroid collage of people wearing brightly coloured clothes at Pride festival

A photo diary by photographer Andrew Tess takes a look at Pride through the lens – and hearts – of the city’s LGBTQIA+ community

By Andrew Tess

I started this project two years ago, in June 2019. At the time, it was based on hearing from one another in our queer community and what Pride means to them. It was the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, and World Pride was in New York. So, when I did this project then, it was very much a milestone/ celebratory moment. This year, with the pandemic, I was interested in picking it back up, but was actually inspired by the 1967 Summer of Love to start sharing queer stories again.