Pride & Joy: Taking The Streets of New York City


By Jurek Wajdowicz; Introduction by Kate Clinton

More than 40 years have passed since members of the LGBT community took to the streets of New York City on the first anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, for the world's first march for gay rights. From its modest beginnings, the annual event has grown into an all-encompassing celebration of queer culture, drawing more than a million people from all over the world to the streets of New York each June.

With an introduction by satirist and activist and published in the wake of the historic U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage, Pride & Joy is an ode to what is now a New York institution - a true photographic celebration that captures the spirit of this remarkable gay pride event. Energetic, colourful and irreverent, these vivid images are a playful and moving affirmation of equality. Noted photographer Jurek Wajdowicz journeys deep into the heart of the march, offering portraits of marchers, bystanders and leading figures in the LGBT community, images that revel in the rich diversity of the parade. Exquisitely presented, the book includes interviews with members of the queer community about their relationship to the march, chronicling a startling variety of responses to this integral part of New York life.

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: The New Press (July 2016)
  • ISBN-13: 9781620971857
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 1.8 x 25.4 cm