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Ballroom Queens of Bound By Night: Photos by Elegance Bratton

 

Elegance Bratton

Enter the dance paradise of New York’s ballroom scene with photographer Elegance Bratton.

Elegance Bratton’s first photography book is in an intimate look at the contemporary House Ballroom movement in New York, an underground society where black and Latino LGBT people can find fame and family as part of the House scene.

“These Houses sponsor Balls, do HIV/AIDS outreach, and mentor young queer people from childhood through adulthood,” Bratton notes in his introduction. “They travel the Ballroom circuit competing against one another and dozens of other Houses for trophies, titles and cash… The legacy of the House is decided on the floor.”

Bound by Night is published by Wild Life Press and is available at www.wildlifepress.co.uk

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