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8 LGBTQIA+ Artists on Self-Portraiture and Expressions of Pride

For artists, self-portraiture can be a powerful act of self-reflection. In making themselves the focus of their work, the artist reveals and expresses elements of their identity, on their own terms. They determine gesture, form, light, color, and the inclusion or exclusion of body parts; what we see is something that the artist sees within themselves, an assertion of selfhood and visibility. “It’s a power shift from being defined to defining yourself,” said artist Alannah Farrell. “A reclaiming of identity.”

https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-8-lgbtqia-artists-self-portraiture-expressions-pride