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LGBTQ+ Rioters and the Activists they Inspired

Portraits by Collier Schorr of LGBTQ+ activists and artists are the subject of “Stonewall at 50,” an exhibition at Alice Austen House on Staten Island. The show celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising and its legacy by bringing together participants of the 1969 Stonewall riots with activists who have followed in their footsteps.

“Schorr’s work navigates the auspices of identity politics to ask beguiling questions about the nomenclature of selfhood,” states the press release.

What started out as a routine police raid of the Stonewall Inn gay bar in New York City turned into a multi-night uprising on the streets of Greenwich Village. The event ignited a mass movement that quickly spread across the U.S. and became a catalyst for the explosive growth of the modern gay rights movement.

As of 2017 The Stonewall Inn and the Austen House have been designated as national sites of LGBTQ history. “Stonewall at 50” is generated by a collaboration between the Alice Austen house and the LGBT Community Center’s Stonewall Forever project.

“Stonewall at 50”
By Collier Schorr
Alice Austen House
Through September 30, 2019
Exhibition Produced by Paul Moakley and Victoria Munro with Shea Spencer, Felix Frith, Jemma Hinkly, and Lauren Stocker at Artist Commissions

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