Santiago Clay Devuyst

In Talks: Queering Mainstream Media & Creating Art That Matters

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In Talks: Queering Mainstream Media & Creating Art That Matters
June 7, 2017 7:00 PM
June 7, 2017 9:00 PM
Suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
June 2, 2017
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Santiago Clay Devuyst

Sawyer DeVuyst, Lia Clay, & Sean Santiago will be presenting their work in a series of artist talks, followed by a discussion about queering mainstream media and continuing to make art that matters during this volatile time in history.
Between these three artist, they’ve worked with some heavy-hitting names in fashion, publishing and advertising: Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Barney’s, Thinx, Out Magazine, Candy Magazine, New York Times, MiLK Makeup and HBO Vice.
What is it like to work with such major companies as an out trans person? What can be done to open up the playing field for more trans and gender non-conforming folks to do similar work? Join us Thursday, June 7 at 7pm for a great night of stories of lived personal experiences of these trans and genderqueer media makers followed by a Q&A.
Sean Santiago is a photographer, writer and stylist whose work parses gender through the lenses of style and beauty. The founder of Cakeboy, he can be found in various corners of the internet stanning for Kristen Stewart and sharing way too many selfies. Follow his work at @sean_santiago.
Lia Clay is a transgender portrait and fashion photographer, currently working in New York City. Her work focuses on intersectionality, and portraying trans stories from a trans perspective. Lia’s work presents deeply saturated images with an abandonment of retouching, portraying raw portraiture of peers, ex lovers, and personal muses. Follow her work at @liaclay.
Sawyer DeVuyst is a visual artist, model and actor whose work aspires to empower and humanize otherized communities through visibility and storytelling. You may have seen his work for Thinx in the NYC subway or San Francisco BART, in a music video for A Great Big World, on HBO Vice, for Barney’s, in the Wythe Hotel or daily on instagram as @sawyermine.