Photographer Tim Walker’s Gully Queens Series for LGBTQ Charity

Since finding out about the prejudice against gay people in Jamaica, Tim Walker decided to photograph the country’s Gully Queens for a good cause. In a 2015 survey, Jamaica’s J-FLAG found that 93% of the population believed the statement “homosexuality is a sin,” and because of this belief LGBTQ+ people are subject to all kinds of bad treatment. While many women suffer “corrective rape,” members …

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1. Official Barack and Michelle Obama Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery Today, at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald became the first black painters to unveil commissioned presidential portraits from and at the museum. Wiley’s portrayal of a thoughtful, sitting President Obama falls upon a pattern of vibrant foliage, typical of his style. Baltimore-based Sherald’s work features …

Official Barack and Michelle Obama Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery

Today, at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald became the first black painters to unveil commissioned presidential portraits from and at the museum. Wiley’s portrayal of a thoughtful, sitting President Obama falls upon a pattern of vibrant foliage, typical of his style. Baltimore-based Sherald’s work features Michelle Obama sitting, as well, in a beautiful flowing gown. There’s an …