"I will show everyone that they don’t need to be silent anymore, that we can fight back with the law. That we have the right to live.” Berlin-based photographer Sina Tanha tells of recent experiences with homophobia in a queer-capital, and the role of activism both in and outside of photography.
While being queer is largely accepted in many cities, there are still plenty of governmental nuances that highly impact the realities for those who identify as LGBTQIA+ living in Europe.
Dieter Matthes photographed some of the final moments of an iconic queer tradition in Berlin. For Pride Month, IMAGO spoke to him about his portraits that lend an outsider’s perspective into the lively and historic Tuntenball drag ball in the early 1990’s.
For Pride Month, we take a look back at our city’s longstanding roots in the LGBTQI+ movement, with archives of the queer haven that was 1920’s Berlin.