The House of Kings and Queens
Documentary photographer Lee Price explores life as a member of the LGBT+ community in Sierra Leone, where homosexuality remains illegal and people face daily persecution for revealing their true identities. Price’s powerful images offer a glimpse into The House, where inhabitants can live without oppression, exposing what it means to be gay in Freetown.
Providing a glimmer of hope to the community is a young transgender woman who offers her home – The House of Kings and Queens – to those in need, providing a sanctuary for visitors to be amongst those who understand and accept them.
Commissioned by Hull City of Culture 2017 and Humber Street Gallery.
Lee’s work predominantly focuses on the sociological and politically influenced attitudes and reactions to sexuality, amongst the public and in the media. This can range from commentary on the cultural exploitation of sex and sexuality to the impact of social responses to sexual orientation and expression.
Join us on the 3rd of October for the Private view 1800-2000. Please check the Rich Mix website for opening hours of the exhibition.
The House and Kings and Queens is 1of 4 events happening at Rich Mix (thanks Rich Mix!) highlighting Queer People of Colour’s (QPOC) voices and experiences in our community, both nationally and internationally.
Image: Lee Price