Hox Gallery: Diane Alexander White
1976 was the 7th Annual Gay Pride Parade in Chicago and Diane Alexander White, a UIC photography student, was there. The goal was to document the spirit of Chicago's urban landscape, fashion and disco culture, and photograph candid moments of a vibrant city in motion. The LGBTQ parade was a grassroots, assertive declaration of independence; witness the diverse faces that paved the way for contemporary Pride, and fought for human rights! Where are they now, and who recognizes them today?
Photographer Diane Alexander White focuses her lens on images of the contemporary urban landscape and natural history collections. Born and raised on Chicago's South Side, she received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois Chicago, and served as a photographer at the Field Museum for 25 years, where she photographed extensive collections of objects. Her photographs have archived the street scenes of Chicago, from the Bud Billiken Parade, Gay Pride Parade, The Chicago Bulls Championships, Disco Demolition, and more. Portraiture in the urban landscape is Diane's foremost passion and continues to inspire as she seeks the next illusive image.
This exhibition includes 13 archival inkjet prints of work and is presented by Johalla Projects in partnership with the Hoxton, Chicago. Prints can be purchased at johallaeditions.com. Prints expertly made by Latitude Chicago.