Monday, June 17, 2013

More Pride Month Photography




"Rainbow Flag"Identity: AIDS Day Event PhotographyEvent PhotographyNYC Pride Parade 2009 NYC Pride Parade 2009 NYC Pride Parade 2009
NYC PrideParade 2009 Blue Feathers: NYC Pride 2009Homage: Shadows Kissing in Times Square Pride Portrait: Man with Red Hat and BeadsPride Portrait: Man with Rainbow-Dyed-Fur Dog and Bird on His Hat Rainbow and American Flags at City Hall, Jersey City, for JC Pride Month, August 28, 2010
Lovari performing on the steps of City Hall, Jersey City, for JC Pride Month, August 28, 2010Lady Clover Honey performing at the Jersey City Pride Fest, August 2010Protesters at JC Pride March, in Jersey City, NJ, August 28th, 2010. B&W Photography.Man with Rainbow Flags at JC Pride March, August 28th, 2010. "Thank You Governor Cuomo"Walking in the Pride Parade, NYC, 2011
Blue on Bike at NYC Pride 2011Man in rainbow outfit waving at the PrideArts on Wheels at NYC Pride 2011Arts on Wheels at NYC Pride 2011Pride Audience Waving Rainbow FlagsBest in Show: Two Proud Black Labs

LGBT Photography & more, a set on Flickr.

Rainbow Flag. Photo by Alina Oswald.
Rainbow Flag. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Red (& other colors of the rainbow) balloons and marchers in yellow t-shirts start walking in NYC Pride. Photo by Alina Oswald
First in Pride. Red (& other colors of the rainbow) balloons and marchers in yellow t-shirts start walking in NYC Pride. Photo by Alina Oswald

Marchers Carry the Rainbow Flag in NYC Pride Parade. Photo by Alina Oswald.
Marchers Carry the Rainbow Flag in NYC Pride Parade. Photo by Alina Oswald.
Happy June! Summer is just around the corner, and so is Pride Week. As many are preparing for this year's Pride events, I'd like to share with you a few more of the images I've taken at Pride and LGBT related events, and not only.

Oh, and one cannot talk about Pride or LGBT community without talking about the rainbow flag, created by artist Gilbert Baker in 1978.

Did you know that rainbow means hope?

Did you know that the original rainbow flag had wight colors?

Pink for Sexuality.
Red for Life.
Orange means Healing.
Yellow, Sun.
Green for Nature.
Turquoise for Magic and Art.
Indigo for Serenity and Harmony.
Violet is for Spirit.

The rainbow flag is best known nowadays in its six colors: red, orange, yellow, green, and violet. Sometimes one may spot the rainbow flag sporting a seventh color--black, to remember those lost to HIV/AIDS. The black stripe will be removed once an AIDS cure will be available.

Backbone photography book cover featuring the bare tatooed back of a young man: Unsung heroes of the LGBT community featured in BACKBONE, a photobook by Alina Oswald, based on images from Oswald's photography show with the same name.
For more about the unsung heroes of the LGBT community, check out BACKBONE, a photography book featuring images from my photography show with the same name.


As always, thanks for stopping by!
Happy Pride!

Alina Oswald
Writer/Photographer
Author of JOURNEYS THROUGH DARKNESS: A Biography of AIDS