The exhibit was great. I’ve never been to the Museum of the city of NY before so I was excited to go. I enjoyed the fact that the museum is openly a safe space for the LGBT+ community. In another exhibition, they embraced the strong trans activism NYC is known for by having objects, photos, and signs represented.
Fred W. McDarrah’s collection of pride photos was great. He definitely documented what pride was like when it was getting started. All of his work was b&w which I think is interesting since pride is so colorful, I’m not sure if it was a personal choice or it was all he had.
I personally didn’t love all his photos but it was great seeing how much things have changed and how they’re still similar. He did capture the emotions of pride and the people there in non traditional ways. His portraits look candid and unstaged and he took a lot of photos of peoples backs or actions.