MAIDEN: LIOR ALLAY
PHOTOGRAPHER: LIOR ALLAY
LOCATION: ASHVILLE, OR
“My name is Lior Allay. A 24 year-old queer self-taught visual poet, advocate, and single mother from the greater Philadelphia area. As a sexual assault survivor, and advocate for holistic mental health I use self-portraiture to incite meaningful conversations about vulnerability, sexuality, and womanhood in our culture today.
The triptych I have chosen for submission is a visual exploration of compound identity conflict, an exploration of nature versus nurture - where is the wild self unadulterated by cultural symbolism?
These self portraits were taken in combination with queer femme artist Cyndi Jeane who is in frame in some, behind the trigger in others.”