Same-Sex Ballroom

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Same-Sex Ballroom

On the post-pride hangover day, I thought we might need one last hurrah. So! Here is a portfolio of images from my documentary photography project on same-sex ballroom dancing culture. I am also posting to honor my friend Robbie Tristan Szelei, a beautiful dancer and person who was in in NYC for a spell spreading the gospel of same-sex dance but is now back in his homeland of Budapest. He has been a subject, friend and muse during this project.

I discovered this amazing subculture years ago while in Chicago for the Gay Games with Velvetpark and followed these dancers all over the world- there are images from competitions in Chicago, Florida, New York City, Antwerp and Budapest. Some of this work was published in The New York Times and has been exhibited but a lot of these images are unpublished. ENJOY the dancing queers.

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2013-07-01-VP-SameSexBallroom - Images by Angela Jimenez