Morocco, Rabat, 09 February 2012. Portrait Brahim, photo series I Am Gay and Muslim project by dutch foundation Stichting art.1. Photo: Bram Belloni / (c) 2012, - CREDIT MANDATORY: Bram Belloni for Stichting art.1 (Bram Belloni)
Brahim – Rabat, Morocco – special mention Pride Photo Award 2012
February 2012, Bram Belloni for Stichting art.1

Winners of the Pride Photo Award 2012, an annual international photo contest for photos about sexual and gender diversity, just got announced. The over-all winning photo is from Dutch photographer Chris Rijksen, as part of the brave series Gender as a performance.

I was very happy to hear that the I am Gay and Muslim photo documentary received a special mention. And hope this will draw attention to the issues gay Muslim youth encounter.

The award ceremony will take place on the 28th of September in the Old Church, Amsterdam. Opening of the exhibition will be then and there too, so if you happen to be nearby, don’t miss out on the winners.

Pride Photo Award is an initiative of the Amsterdam branch of the COC (Dutch LGBT organization), IHLIA (International Gay and Lesbian Information center and Archive) and the Homomonument Foundation. With support and advice from Foam (Photo museum Amsterdam) and World Press Photo.

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> Pride Photo Award
> Pride Photo Award 2012 winners
> I am Gay and Muslim documentary project (film)