ARE YOU ELIGIBLE
Queer Asian American Women, Gender non-conforming, and Trans people are eligible. If you are a gay or bisexual cis-male, ally, or can't participate, you can still help! Support us by passing this along to your communities or DONATE to help keep the project going.
PHILADELPHIA DATE: Sunday, June 23rd, 2013
The Visibility Project combines art, media and social justice to document the personal experiences of Queer Asian Americans. Our community is frequently overlooked, ignored, and disregarded by society at large. The cultivation of this project was a direct response to change that dynamic one face, one story, one participant at a time. The Visibility Project provides a platform that allows participants to self-identify, share their histories and experiences. The result is an unbelievably diverse representation of what it means to be a Queer Asian American that transcends linguistic, cultural, and generational barriers.
We hope the project serves as a network to connect our radical, strong, and endlessly creative community. We hope to continue building friendships and coalitions, sharing resources, visions, and stories. We hope the impact of the project continues to grow and expand as more cities are incorporated into the presentation of the Queer Asian American diaspora.
Each session takes about one hour. It begins with a super mellow interview where you’ll be asked questions such as: Where were you born? How old are you? What’s your ethnicity? Why did you choose to participate? The second part still photography. Minimalistic images against a gray background.
All media will be posted on the Visibility Project website and Vimeo page, with other potential future uses such as media releases, articles, lectures, exhibitions, book, etc.
Can I use the images?
Participants will receive 3-5 of their images watermarked. The photographer & project must receive photo credit & a linkback to the website, and commercial/publication use must receive pre-approval.
Register for a slot
We work with registered participants on a first come first serve basis, if you find you can't make your session let us know asap so other folks may participate! Also register with an email address you check frequently, because more information will be sent to confirmed participants.
Thanks so much for your interest and support!
e: mia (at) visibilityproject (dot) org