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Catalog: SPRING 2017 p. 129   

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Tom Atwood: Kings & Queens in Their Castles


Featured photo, of Billy Porter, Tony-winning singer and actor in New York, is reproduced from 'Tom Atwood: Kings & Queens in Their Castles.'

Kings & Queens in Their Castles has been called the most ambitious LGBTQ photo series ever conducted in the US

Over 15 years, New York–based photographer Tom Atwood (born 1971) photographed more than 350 subjects at home nationwide (with over 160 in the book), including nearly 100 celebrities (with about 60 in the book). With individuals from 30 states, Atwood offers a window into the lives and homes of some of America's most intriguing and eccentric personalities.

Among the luminaries depicted are Meredith Baxter, Alan Cumming, Don Lemon, John Waters, George Takei, Alison Bechdel, Barney Frank, Don Bachardy, Billy Porter, Ari Shapiro, Arthur Tress, Michael Urie, Greg Louganis, Charles Busch, Kate Clinton, Dan Savage, Tommy Tune, Jonathan Adler, Simon Doonan, Leslie Jordan, Anthony Rapp, John Berendt, Bruce Vilanch, John Corigliano, Anthony Goicolea, Elizabeth Streb, Michael Musto, Carson Kressley, Joel Schumacher, Christian Siriano, John Ashbery, Terrence McNally and Christine Vachon.

Modern-day tableaux vivants, the images portray whimsical, intimate moments of daily life that shift between the pictorial and the theatrical. Alongside creatives such as artists, fashion designers, writers, actors, directors, music makers and dancers, the series features business leaders, politicians, journalists, activists and religious leaders. It includes those who keep civilization running, such as farmers, beekeepers, doctors, chefs, bartenders and innkeepers; plus some miscellaneous athletes, students, professors, drag queens and socialites, as well as a cartoonist, barista, poet, comedian, navy technician, paleontologist and a transgender cop.


Featured photo, of Billy Porter, Tony-winning singer and actor in New York, is reproduced from 'Tom Atwood: Kings & Queens in Their Castles.'

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Tony Kushner (Playwright)

Marvelous photographs that capture our idiosyncrasies and obsessions.

FourTwoNine

Samuel Braslow

includes all the letters of the LGBTQ community

PDN Photo of the Day

David Walker

Atwood raises empathy and understanding by humanizing everyone he photographs.

The Los Angeles Times

Lisa Boone

Atwood turns the culture of celebrity and architecture into something that goes beyond portraiture as he documents how similar we all are.

Lenscratch

Aline Smithson

This comprehensive documentation of community is an important historical collection for future generations.

Washington Post

Michele Langevine Leiby

His work, displaying an intimacy sometimes bordering on voyeurism, captures LGBT men and women in the process of living their private lives.

Rangefinder

Jim Cornfield

inspirational and essential for the library of every serious portrait shooter

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