Rising anti-LGBTQ legislation threatens progress in the US and at least 68 countries still criminalize same-sex relations between consenting adults. In this gloomy narrative, Pride emerges as a beacon of hope—a powerful reminder that the quest for freedom is universal, and that none shall truly be free until all are liberated. Pride transcends mere celebration, evolving into a potent form of protest against the systemic discrimination and oppression the LGBTQ+ community endures. To honor this 50+ year tradition, an evocative collection of 21 photographs, taken between 2011 and 2022, bears witness to the indomitable spirit of the LGBTQ+ people. With a unique selective color technique, each image is a testament to their resilience: the desaturated background, a solemn nod to the challenges faced in the past and present; the vividly colored subjects, a hopeful tribute to the strides made towards acceptance, freedom, and equal rights.
Each NFT collector will receive a limited edition hand-signed and hand-numbered 16x20" archival giclée print of the NFT collected, along with a 48-page book featuring all 21 images from the series. Read more at https://enginberi.photography/collection/pride-is-protest