Portraits of Protest- Bridgeport

Portraits of Protest is a photo project birthed out of the response to the 2016 election. It is a response to the question, "Where in your body does it hurt?" We gather to make portraits that stand against the ideology of "other". We protest sexism, racism, white supremacy, xenophobia, Islamophobia, homophobia, misogyny- any and all system of oppression that seeks to devalue and divide. Our events are donation based and serve to benefit local, grassroots organizations that are fighting for justice on behalf of the marginalized. 

We held our second Portraits of Protest event in Bridgeport, CT and it was such an honor to capture all of the beautiful people who showed up. I am always in awe of their courage and creativity, their transparency and generosity. All the money raised at the event was given to benefit Make the Road and their ongoing work with immigrants in CT. 

We are in the process of making an official website but for now I will share these portraits here. 

A special thank you to The Bananaland for letting us use their beautiful space, to Luis Luna of Make the Road for organizing the event and taking pictures as well, and to Arvia Walker who is my incredible partner and friend in Portraits of Protest.