Yunfei Ren (°1987, China) is a Chinese & Dutch visual artist that works with the photographic medium. His work critically investigates identity and the notion of belonging. Through photography, he present identities as fluid and diverse in the context of citizenship, sexuality, and cultural polarization. Exploring the friction between authenticity and construct is central to his thesis. His work was recently exhibited at the de Young Museum in San Francisco.
CARING FOR PHYLLIS, WITH LOVE & DECEIT
San Francisco lost one of its most influential queer elders this year. Phyllis Lyon was a lesbian activist and trail blazer. She died in April at the age of 95. Phyllis developed dementia in her final years and was able to live independently in her own home. Or so she thought. Acommunity of lesbian, queer, and trans people supported her with kindness...and deceit.
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