Drag performer and artist Heezy Yang, New York City, April 2018.
From long-term project about the LGBTQ Korean community (2013 - ongoing)

Right-wing media personality, artist, and former White House correspondent Lucian Wintrich (left) — known for a photo series called “Twinks for Trump” — pictured butchering a goose alongside his partner Brian in his home, New York City, Dec. 2016. From master’s thesis project, “Art, Great Again!” (2016-17)

Soju Love, drag queen and musician, New York City, April 2018.
From ongoing long-term project.
Artist Emma Sulkowicz, New York City, May 2018.

Artist and programmer Sam Lavigne, New York City, Jan. 2017. In response to the 2016 Presidential elections, Lavigne made a video called "Guided Meditation" where Clinton and Trump performed a process of renewal for four minutes. In Meditation, the candidates' voices are slowed so that umms become omms, and "political jargon a meditative mantra,” Lavigne says. From project, “Art, Great Again! (2016-17)”

Mi Hee Lee, in Mangwon-dong, Seoul, June 2018. Mangwon-dong is a neighborhood where queer Korean women can meet each other, Lee says. From ongoing project.
Film director Bong Joon-ho, at his favorite cafe in Seoul, July 2019.
Photographed for de Volkskrant

“Phone City,” made for Newest York, New York City, Feb. 2018.

Panorama festival, New York City, July 2017. Published on The Guardian
Siba the poodle, who won the Westminster dog show, New York City, Feb. 2020. Photographed for TIME

Artist Jungsik Lee poses with his video, “That Book” at LASER gallery, Seoul, Dec. 2017. Lee was diagnosed with HIV in 2013 and has since spoken about his experience and how individuals with HIV/AIDS are treated in Korea through his artwork. “With one’s diagnosis comes isolation,” Lee says, making it difficult for many to seek treatment. From ongoing project.

Religious demonstrators at Daegu Queer Culture Festival in Daegu, Korea, holding signs that read "Against LGBTQ dictatorship," June 2018. From ongoing project.
Yong Kyeong Chung, also known as Chora, in Seoul, June 2018. Chung is wearing the outfit of a pododaejang, a male police officer during the Chosun era, underneath a jeogori, a woman’s hanbok, and holds a gaksital, a mask worn by a fictional freedom fighter during Japanese rule over Korea. 

New Munson Diner, Liberty, New York, Oct. 2018. Photographed for the Eddie Adams Workshop

Painter and artist Qinza Najm, New York City, March 2017. Known for creating large scale paintings of women wearing hijabs, Najm, on Valentine’s day 2017, staged a fashion show featuring models from the seven countries affected by former President Trump’s travel ban policies. From project, “Art, Great Again! (2016-17)”
Artist Scott LoBaido, New York City, Nov. 2016. Born and raised in Staten Island, LoBaido is known for  paintings of patriotic symbols and his vocal support for Trump during the 2016 Presidential elections. He says his art is “for the deplorables — those who support Trump, work hard, and don’t have time for fancy hoity-toity art.” LoBaido seeks to convey the romance of Americana in his work.

Park Edhi, activist and coordinator at Dding Dong, the only LGBTQ youth crisis support center in Korea, in Seoul, June 2021.
Photographed and reported for TIME: Queer South Koreans Hope for an Anti-Discrimination Law to End Decades of Discrimination (Sept. 2021; Korean version)

Rick Steves, travel guru, virtual photoshoot in July 2020. Photographed for TIME

Seoul at dusk, Dec. 2017. Photographed for Bloomberg Businessweek

Hannah Kallenbach, New York City,  Nov. 2016. Kallenbach is a performance artist known for her work referencing menstrual blood. Raised in a Christian household in Kansas, Kallanbach decided to write a play when her mother called to say she was voting for Trump. Through a piece titled “Death of My [Mother’s] Vagina,” she explores connections and discrepancies between her and her mother, including which candidate they voted for. From project, “Art, Great Again! (2016-17)”
Afropunk festival, New York City, Aug. 2017. Photographed for The Wall Street Journal

Heezy Yang (right) performs “May the Groom Kiss the Groom,” a mock gay wedding, in Dec. 2017 with friend Seunghwa Back inside a Seoul subway train. The performance aims to raise awareness about the lack of same-sex marriage rights in Korea, and to convey that queerness is not a Western import, but has existed and evolved with Korean culture and history. From ongoing project.

Actor and restauranteur Seok Cheon Hong at one of his restaurants, My Sky, in Itaewon, Seoul, May 2018. Hong was the first celebrity to come out as gay in Korea in 2000, and lost his tv, film, and radio contracts overnight as a result. 

After that, Hong opened restaurants in Itaewon — a district of Seoul long known for being a safe haven for LGBTQ Koreans. “I wanted to create spaces where LGBTQ people would coexist with the heterosexual community. So I chose restaurants.” From ongoing project.

Heezy Yang stops by for a pizza Donna Bella Pizza in New York City in April 2018 before the inaugural KQTcon (Korean Queer & Trans Conference). Yang was invited as a guest artist from Seoul to speak about his experience and perform for the Korean American queer community. From ongoing project.

An apartment complex in Seoul amid building-wide bug repellent, May 2018.
The 17th annual Brides' March in honor of Gladys Ricart — also known as the Victims of Domestic Violence Memorial Walk — New York City, Sept. 2017.

Anti-LGBTQ demonstrators at Daegu Queer Culture Festival in Daegu, Korea, June 2018. Despite police efforts to maintain control of protests against the parade, when over 500 religious demonstrators sat on the street, singing the national anthem and refusing to move, the parade had to be shut down. From ongoing project.

Dr Laura Boylan, New York City, Aug. 2019. Photographed for ProPublica

Panorama festival, New York City, July 2017.

Nahwan Jeon, (left) a Seoul-based artist, and his longtime partner Hyung-Joo Kim embrace as they celebrate Seoul’s first-ever “Pink Dot” event in May 2019, the night before Seoul Queer Culture Festival. Pink Dot is an event where attendees gather with pink lights to form a dot, to show support for inclusivity and the freedom to love. From ongoing project.