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About Reclaiming My Pride:

Early in 2018, Metrosource set out on a mission: To celebrate positivity in the LGBTQ community through creativity. The result was a contest that drew over 100 submissions from artists interpreting what “Reclaiming My Pride” meant to them. Inspired by the indomitable spirit of Maxine Waters’ “Reclaiming My Time,” the work we gathered illustrated bravery and vulnerability, highlighting both our diversity and our unity. This culminated in an extraordinary evening during NYC Pride Week when we announced the winner and celebrated with some of the finalists whose work is linked to below.
 
We want to offer special thanks to all of our partners in this endeavor – especially One World Observatory, who lifted us to new heights; Red Bull, who helped give us wings; and our charity beneficiary, The Ali Forney Center, whose work with homeless LGBTQ youth we are honored to support. If you like what you see here, we encourage you to sign up for our MetroEspresso newsletter at metrosource.com/subscribe, as — in the coming months — we’ll be sharing exclusive video about what inspired these artists and looking forward to next year’s event, which will coincide with World Pride 2019 and the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. —Paul Hagen

Visit this page, metrosource.com/reclaimingmypride for regular updates.


 

The Finalists

 

Reclaiming My Pride Presents David Jester

Home Artist Bio I’ve been painting or drawing all my life. When I was 30 I got my BFA and later my MFA from Rutgers University. Throughout most of my life my work has been...

Reclaiming My Pride Presents Ivan Medina

Dare to Be Yourself Artist Bio At 34 years old, Ivan Medina is an illustrator and graphic designer from Honduras living in New York City whose career has spanned two continents....

Reclaiming My Pride Presents James Falciano

A Celebration of Queer Expression Artist Bio James received his BFA in Visual Arts with a concentration in Painting from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in...

Reclaiming My Pride Presents Logan Benedict

Rotted Ribcage Artist Bio Logan Benedict is a 20-year old artist from a small town in Delaware. He has published three books of his art and poetry and has been exhibited in five...

Reclaiming My Pride Presents Paul Anagnostopoulos

Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me Artist Bio Paul Anagnostopoulos is an artist working in painting and printmaking. He graduated with a BFA from New York University in 2013. He...

Reclaiming My Pride Presents Charles André Caldwell

Speak up and Reclaim Your Pride Artist Bio Charles Caldwell expresses his unique views and voices his love and concern for his community through his art. Mix media and strong...

Reclaiming My Pride Presents Abby Taylor

in/visibility Artist Bio Abby Taylor is a digital artist and printmaker living and working in Brooklyn, New York. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in printmaking and mixed...

Reclaiming My Pride Presents Luis Martin

Ace of Courts Artist Bio I am a New York artist originally from Los Angeles. I created the term “The Art Engineer” to remind myself of the power artists have to “engineer”...

Reclaiming My Pride Presents Tom Cullis

Abandoned Artist Bio Tom Cullis –Photographer-Art Director-Commercial Film Scout Tom Cullis is a Los Angeles/Orange County based photographer with a focus on both commercial and...

Reclaiming My Pride Presents Bridgette Victoria Cruz

Para Mi Gente Artist Bio My name is Bridgette Victoria Cruz. I currently reside in Queens, NY. I was born in Miami, Florida and raised in Lorain, Ohio. I am an aspiring film and...

And the Winner Is…

Congratulations to David Jester on his Home!
Learn more: Reclaiming My Pride – Announcing the Winner
 
 

Below you’ll find a gallery of all the contestants.

 

 

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