Lola Flash (Queer Photographer)

Her new exhibition opened today in New York at Pen + Brush, an art gallery and nonprofit that celebrates women in the arts. The show features photographs taken during Flash’s decades-long career. As a queer, black woman, Flash, who is 59, has used her work to speak out for the communities she is part of. For a series called “Salt,” she photographed accomplished women over age 70 in their homes, including art collector and philanthropist Agnes Gund; at Pen + Brush, audio of the women discussing their age and achievements plays throughout the gallery. For another series titled “Surmise,” Flash took portraits of gender-queer people in a style inspired by Richard Avedon; and for “Legends,” she captured leaders of the LGBTQ movement.

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