Last week I got a call out of the blue from a man named Darrell Wilson. He’s a professor in Film and Television at the NYU Tisch School of Arts. He explained that New York University was hosting an artist talk to honor a legendary drag artist and gender activist named Flawless Sabrina (aka Jack Doroshow).
Darrell had been searching online for photos of Flawless Sabrina and came across my fine art website. I had the amazing opportunity to meet Flawless Sabrina at a burlesque bar as a photography student in New York. The Flawless Sabrina is the project I photographed at a very famous drag cabaret restaurant called Lucky Cheng’s.
I’m so honored I’ll be presenting my work to the NYU Tisch School of Arts and they requested the use of my images from the series!
Here are details of the event if you’ll be in New York including her bio:
“Legendary drag impresario and gender activist Flawless Sabrina ( aka Jack Doroshow) is an influential entrepreneur for establishing queer public performance in a pre Stonewall era. As a trailblazer Flawless Sabrina appropriated the artform of the beauty pageant to cross gender boundaries and award visibility of the transgressing and beholding of beauty. While challenging societal heteronormative norms at a time when the term cross dresser was not only pathologized but illegal. Arrested, detained Flawless refused to be kept in the closet as an oddity or a secret but continued to celebrate and encourage the expansion and public awareness of queer fluid expression and representation without shame or apology.
The conversation will feature clips and out-takes from the 1968 documentary Queen. ”