PRIDE: Legends, Life and Love William Quigley - I'm a Man - JUDGE'S RECOGNITION AWARD
photography mixed media 20x24x2 $300
As a gay man, my life, my experiences, are not the same as every other member of the community. The one thing that does unite us is that we all go through a process. A process to figure out who we are, to express who we are and to hopefully love and accept ourselves. And we do all of this in the face of a world that has done all it can to make us feel like the ostracized other.
In the piece I am a man, I wanted to create a dialogue both through images and words that showed that journey and by depicting it, proving, though our journeys are different, WE collectively are a part of the HUMAN experience, or in the words of the piece: my story contains all the hopes and dreams of mankind.