Laura Aguilar (1959-2018) is an American photographer born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley. She studied photography at East Los Angeles College and for more than thirty years she has shown her work extensively. Between 1993 and 2005, she was included in more than fifty exhibitions, including La Biennale di Venezia, Aperto 93, the Smithsonian Institution’s International Gallery in Washington DC, and the International Center of Photography in New York City. While Aguilar’s photography renders visible people of color, Latinx and LGBT communities through candid portraits, she is renowned for her nude self-portraiture in nature. Laura was featured in LACMA’s HOME – So Different, So Appealing, exhibition and Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell, a major retrospective at The Vincent Price Art Museum, both exhibitions were part of Getty’s Pacific Standard Time II exhibitions.
Portraits of Pride, a photo exhibit of LGBT Athletes who have competed in the Olympics, was in the 3rd Floor Bridge Gallery in Los Angeles City Hall this past June for Gay Pride month.
The exhibit organized by Council member Mitch O'Farrell celebrates the strength and resilience of LGBT athletes who competed on a world stage as their authentic selves.
"During the 2018 Winter Olympics, we rallied and celebrated three athletes who bravely competed on a world stage as their authentic selves," O'Farrell tweeted.
SGVPride, Inc. is proud to bring this exhibit to SGValley Pride this October during National LGBT History month thanks to the generosity of Coucil member Mitch O'Farrell and partners who produced the exhibit.