Kin-Streets is a love letter to the LGBTQIA+ Bay Area community in the midst of 2020. This photographic public art project in San Francisco’s Market St honors and celebrates transhistorical kinship, tenderness, resilience, the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots and the 54th Anniversary Compton's Cafeteria Riots.
The project consists of photographing queer folks from the past -sourced from the GLBT Historical Society archives- with queers presently living in the Bay Area. These borrowed images have been cropped, printed life-size and rephotographed alongside numerous LGBTQIA+ folks currently living and shaping the Bay Area. The chosen images highlight gestures of care, intergenerational connection and support, and resiliency throughout it all.
There are 18 photographs with 60+ collaborators, including folks from the Transgender District, The Stud Collective, dancers, artists, drag queens, performers, mentors, activist, healers, etc. This project is a way of honoring the queer folks who walked the streets we now walk in, and to celebrate the work we are all doing to keep this city at its queerest, specially in this moment in time; in the midst of a poorly managed health and economic crisis due to COVID-19 and historical uprisings against police brutality.
This project is part of Art on Market Street organized by the San Francisco Arts Commission and it will be displayed in bus shelters along Market St. from November 1st to December 10th, 2020.
Explore the project in Market Street. We recommend starting in Embarcadero :)
-The Transgender District
-The Transgender District
-SF Native, Creator of Vogue & Tone, The Voguer of San Francisco
-Artista , Bailarín , Performer y DragQueen
-Counselor, Organizer, Glamputee
-Human Resources Innovator, Public Health Advocate, Sex Liberator
-Designer and Educator
-Visual Artist, Lover of all creatures breathing, math enthusiast and visionary
-LGBTQ Activist and Small Business Advocate
-Disco Sensation, Performer, Queer Nighlife Activist, Homeless Youth Advocate and Lecturer of Race, History and Culture
-Emotional support feather companion
-Haus of Towers, Fashun Fag, Artist
-Tía borracha, glitter queer, moon dancer
-Chachki diva, r&b songstress dictionary, puppy gunkle, forever queer
-Human, listener, forever queer
Felipe Garcia Jr.
-bar mamá and __________
-Caribbean queen, fashion icon, alternative thinker, forever queer
Pigpen / Stosh Fila
-Fierce Ruling Diva
-Drag Performer, Queen of the Fleet
-Drag Performer, Musician
-Latinx Queer Artist, Drag Performer
The Stud Collective:
-Maria Davis, Neven Raja Samara, Houston Gilbert, David Schnur, Bernadette Fons, Terra Haywood, Marke Bieschke, Rachel Ryan, Mica Sigourney, Ruthie, John Foster Cartwright, Jerry Lee Abram, Logan Jonas, Nate Allbee, Paul Dillinger, Oscar Pineda, Siobhan Aluvalot, Honey Mahogany
-Musician, Writer, Kayaker
-Dj, Artist, Organizer
-Artist and Film Fag
-Jazz Lover, Foster Youth Advocate
-Drummer, Godmother, Dart Player
-Plant Alchemist, Maker of Small Objects
-Mystic, Sceptic, Narcissist, Folklorist, Philosopher, Clown
-Visual Artist, Ceramic Sculptor, Painter
-Tarot reader and ritualist