Get into this. “Queer Icons,” is a beautifully done multimedia photography project by Mexican-American artist Gabriel García Román. “Queer Icons” shines a celebratory light on queer people of color and makes a point to re-frame the subjects into idols, referencing catholic iconography. There’s a pastiche style halo in every piece.
“My images are visually giving power to a group of people that are generally dis-empowered. I want young people to see these images and see them as an example of someone powerful and noble that they can become,” Gabriel told Fusion in an interview.
Gabriel has too many awesome pieces to fit into this one post. But these are just a few of my favorites. Click here to view more works by Gabriel.