Virtual Opening Reception: Public Record: Portraits of Affection and Intimacy – Aug 11
Photo by Michael McFadden, 2nd place prize winner

Virtual Opening Reception: Public Record: Portraits of Affection and Intimacy – Aug 11

  • Opening Reception - Public Record: Portraits of Affection and Intimacy exhibition
    August 11, 2022
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for Public Record: Portraits of Affection and Intimacy
Thursday, August 11, 5 pm PST

Virtual Opening Night Reception



LGBTQIA+ life and experience are constantly contested, negated and marginalized within public discourse. As Gilbert Baker, who created the pride flag as a symbol of hope in 1978, once said, “When all else fails, art is the ultimate weapon.” With this in mind, this virtual exhibition will explore intimate, private portraits of closeness, affection and camaraderie as sites of strength and vulnerability, making space for a more complex, nuanced human experience and interaction.

The Juror

Richard Renaldi ( was born in Chicago in 1968. He received a BFA in photography from New York University in 1990. He is represented by Benrubi Gallery in New York and Robert Morat Galerie in Berlin. Five monographs of his work have been published, including Richard Renaldi: Figure and Ground (Aperture, 2006); Fall River Boys (Charles Lane Press, 2009); Touching Strangers (Aperture, 2014); Manhattan Sunday (Aperture, 2016); I Want Your Love (Super Labo, 2018). He was the recipient of a 2015 fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Top Prize Winners

1st Place: Xiangyun Chen; 2nd Place: Michael McFadden; 3rd Place: Jesse Freidin

Exhibiting Artists

Chris Behroozian, Xiangyu Chen, David Clifton-Strawn, Michael Eldridge, Jesse Freidin, Paul Gravett, Maxwell Harvey-Sampson, Alexis Hunley, Michael Joseph, Michael McFadden, Sonya Naumann, B. Proud, Cai Quirk, Osceola Refetoff, Sarah Stellino, JP Terlizzi, Mitchell Walker, Jerry Weber, Sandra Chen Weinstein, Michael Young and Lloyd Ziff

Online Gallery

Click HERE to view the online gallery

Admission: FREE


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This event will be held online, a virtual experience. Information on how to attend the event, complete with link and password, will be sent prior to the opening.

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