#QueerHeroes Day 29 – Ryan McGinley

#QueerHeroes Day 29.
Ryan McGinley.

McGinley moved to New York in the 90’s. He began taking polaroids of his friends partying in the East Village. After compiling the photos into a book (The Kids are Alright), he sent it to magazine editors and famous photographers. It was the beginning of an incredible career.

Since then, he’s photographed Beyoncé, Brad Pitt, and a slew of others. He’s organized shows for burgeoning queer photographers as well. GQ called him “the most important photographer in America.”

A Little Life writer Hanya Yanagihara cites his photos as one of her biggest inspirations for the novel.

McGinley’s latest exhibit Mirror Mirror opened at Team Gallery last night. Check it out!

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