CROWN HEIGHTS: Thursday, June 9, 6:00-8:00 PM
Join us for an evening of photography, stories, and Pride.
Featuring the work of photographer and documentarian Bob Van Degna, this exhibit will highlight captivating and powerful images of New York’s Pride celebrations throughout the years. Guests will also enjoy special entertainment provided by Drag Story Hour, along with beverages and light refreshments.
About the Artist
Photographer and filmmaker Bob Van Degna began documenting the NYC Heritage of Pride Parade in 2013. This exhibit highlights images from the 2013, 2016 and 2019 parades, as well as, the day of the Obergefell v Hodges ruling legalizing gay marriage on June 26, 2015.
Born in 1944, Van Degna is the father of three daughters and a gay, married son. “The advancements to LGBTQ equality have been one of the seminal events of my lifetime. The NYC Heritage of Pride Parade is not only an opportunity for the LGBTQ community to show their pride but also an opportunity of the community to show their love and support.”
Van Degna’s film, Turning Pages: A Generation Looks Back was an official selection of the 2013 Northampton International Film Festival. He is currently producing a second documentary film.
His published photograph collections include City All Out (2015), Helena Blues:The King Biscuit Blues Festival (2016) and Sicilia ( 2017).
Van Degna has exhibited several times at the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester, VT including images from Cuba, The Bahamas and the American West.
Van Degna and his wife, Mary-Anne split their time between Vermont, Arizona and New York City.