Things to do and photograph this Pride Month
It’s June 2019, and that means it’s Pride Month, not only that but this year we celebrate 50 years of Pride. So, Happy Pride!
Since this is, still, a photography blog, here are a couple of questions:
How do you photograph Pride?
What you photograph for Pride?
As one who has photographed Pride and covered the LGBTQ+ community over the years, here are a few ideas:
- photograph Pride events, especially during the month of June; if you’re in Europe, you might be able to find EuroPride events throughout the summer; in Germany, for example, there’s Christopher Street Day, CSD, named after Christopher Street in Manhattan, where the Stonewall Inn is, where the riots started fifty years ago; CSD is celebrated throughout the summer in Germany; I hear that Koln (Cologne) CSD is something to check out.
- photograph LGBTQ+ related events during and around Pride Month
- photograph related memorials, monuments, artwork, etc.
- learn more about LGBTQ+ history, activism and activists, and come up with subjects and stories to photograph
While there are plenty of events to attend this month, here are a few other ideas of what to do this June to celebrate or acknowledge Pride and in particular the 50th anniversary of Stonewall Riots, #Stonewall50 :
Check out books by author Hans M. Hirschi
Check out events hosted by Reverend Yolanda, right here in the city
Stop by Leslie-Lohman Museum or by Visual AIDS