Myles Loftin

In the Life

"For Black queer people, conversations around representation and inclusion within visual culture (specifically photography) become complicated. We are often ostracized among the general queer populace as well as within the Black community. And our inclusion in the overall queer canon of photography and art is scarce, despite our significant contributions to history.

My project 'In the Life' is queering Black history, creating an archive of images that Black queer people can look to for solace or inspiration. The photographs depicte Black queer people performing everyday tasks both in public and in intimate settings. Extreme care is given to each image, in order to elevate the mundanity and humanity of our collective lived experiences."