What happens when a New York-based (Colombian bred) photographer and director wins an award for his directorial debut documentary, LINISH, at QueerX 2019 Fest? He keeps the momentum going with yet another visual work of art. Launching at the world’s first gender-free store and community space, The Phluid Project, Manuel Rodriguez releases his new book Untitled, a journey of queer portraits showcasing a photographic trajectory of the LGBTQIA collective progress as visualized in present day.
Untitled celebrates what it means to be a person of queer identity while capturing all the nuances and complexities via artistic manifestations of the bodies who inhabit these individual journeys. Rodriguez states, ”While the book by no means covers the wide spectrum and diversity of our entire queer community, we are proud to feature individuals from all walks of life—young, old, gender fluid, non-binary, drag queens, activists, trans, etc.—who are embracing our expanded queer narrative and all that we represent now.”
On Saturday, June 29, the book will be available for in-store purchase and online. As a world Pride celebration, Rodriguez is proud to share that The Phluid Project will be celebrating 50 years of liberation since the Stonewall riots. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Phluid Project’s philanthropy partners.
Photography by: Photography courtesy of Manuel Rodriguez