Pride Photo Award is back with an exhibition at Amsterdam Central Station

Kicking off the Amsterdam Pride for 2019, Pride Photo Award presents the exhibition Remember the Past, Create the Future at Amsterdam Central Station. From July 12th, the Lil’ Amsterdam Passage features winning photos from our previous editions that have a link with the past, the future, or both.

‘Remember the Past, Create the Future’ is the theme for this years’ Amsterdam Pride. Fifty years ago, the Stonewall riots in New York ushered in a period of greater freedom and visibilty for LGBT’s in the western world. This exhibition shows what has changed since then, but also that the battle for the freedom to be yourself is still being fought in many countries.

The exhibition in the Lil’ Amsterdam Passage in Amsterdam Central Station is a selection, made by Gijs Stork, from our collection of previous Pride Photo Award winners. Stories that are varied and unexpected, from pin-ups based in lesbian pulp novels from the 50’s to a Kenyan trans woman who build a future for herself with her own hair salon. From sultry dreams about the mustachioed men from the 70’s to a humorous view of staying together until death do us part.

The exhibition forms the comeback of Pride Photo Award. The show at Amsterdam Central forms the beginning of a new, annual tradition. The annual photo contest will start in June, and early Semptember this year’s winners wille be announced.

But first we have the exhibition Remember the Past, Create the Future, which can be vsited from Friday July 12 to Sunday August 4 every day from 11 am to 7 pm in the Lil’ Amsterdam Passage in Amsterdam Central Station.

Erica Beckman – inspired by 1950s/60s lesbian pulp novels.

The artists invited to be part of the exhibition are: Akın Çeliktaş, Álvaro Laiz, Erica Beckman, Frédéric Noy, Irina Popova, James M. Barrett, John Paul Evans, Kris Sanford, Mads Nissen, María José, Marika Puicher, Martijn Gijsbertsen, Pacifico Silano, Tobin Bryce Jones

Pride Photo Award is an annual international contest for photos about sexual and gender diversity.


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