Molly Landreth - Embodiment: A Portrait of Queer Life in America

Molly Landreth – Embodiment: A Portrait of Queer Life in America and the project website

Embodiment: A Portrait of Queer Life in America is an archive and a journey through a rapidly changing community and the lives of people who offer brave new visions of what it means to be Queer in America today. Using large format photography and collaborative video interviews, this project moves beyond mainstream stereotypes and current buzz-words to introduce individuals from both urban and rural areas, highlighting a national experience in its many diverse, overlapping and even conflicting parts. As I engage with the connecting themes of love, religion, race, class, family, geography and gender identity, I seek to actively change the way queer communities are perceived, and offer individuals a chance to speak for themselves. This series reveals images of love, survival and a glimpse at the process of growing into one’s self. It acknowledges the complexity of relationships forged between diverse individuals as they creatively reveal subtle shades of gender expression and re-assemble the ever-malleable anatomy of a family. This has been fearless labor of love since 2005 and will soon be launched in July 2011 as an online multi-media archive and exhibition. It is my hope that these stories and photographs will become a lasting archive for generations to come.”

Jason and Star, Columbus, OH 2007

Stella Rose and Sterling Snow, Seattle, WA 2007

Mel and Tanner, Oakland, CA 2005

Jim and Ron, Detroit, MI 2007

Travis at ‘Gay Skate’, Glendale, CA 2005

Meg and Renee, Seattle, WA 2007

more images and information on the project’s website