joana toro

Photographer and educator—Working in issues of immigration identity and social justice
  
Dressing Room
Location: Colombia
Nationality: Colombian
Biography: Joana Toro Colombian is a self-taught photographer based in both New York City and Bogota, Colombia.  Her work explores issues of immigration, human rights and identity and was featured on The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, World Press... read on

In the dressing room, of local LGBTQ clubs in Queens, New York the participants and audiences have many problems, maybe with money, lovers, drugs, or with work; some have visas, while others are without documents; some are sex workers, others are just people that enjoy the show. But in this place, largely hidden from the outside world, everyone is considered the same, with an equal right to enjoy being who they are. They leave their hardships at the door and transfigure themselves into something luminous, even sacred.
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