The Royal House of LaBeija is pleased to announce Myles Loftin—a Brooklyn-based artist, photographer, storyteller, and member of the Royal House of LaBeija—will present "True Beauties" at Galerie Kitsuné.
For “True Beauties,” Myles Loftin presents a selection of intimate portraits of figures from the original house of ballroom, The Royal House of LaBeija. Despite attention in mainstream media over In the past few years, the general public’s understanding of the previously-underground world of ballroom ends with the 1990 documentary Paris is Burning. With this project, Loftin draws attention to the thriving contemporary ballroom community, which continues to have balls every week, with people traveling from across the country to compete.
ABOUT MYLES LOFTIN
Part of the new vanguard of image makers, Myles Loftin is an artist, storyteller, and creative collaborator based in Brooklyn but very much on the world’s radar. Brands like Calvin Klein, Converse, GCDS, Nike, and Under Armour commission him for ad campaigns, and publications like Paper, The Cut, Garage, i-D, and The Fader turn to him for editorials that resonate with discerning audiences.
Myles’ work, known for an often playful sensibility and an intimacy that unite viewer and subject, is driven by his desire to show up for underrepresented and misrepresented groups—because as a queer Black man, he knows the power of visibility. “We look to the media for ideas of what our future can be,” says Myles, “and if you don’t see yourself represented, it’s very hard for you to imagine a future for yourself.”
June 9th, 7PM – 9PM
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