Staff report

Bloomington, IN – June 15, 2023

An exhibition showcasing the vibrant LGBTQ+ community in Southern Indiana is now on display at the Monroe County History Center. Titled “Bloomington Pride Portraits,” the exhibit features the work of local portrait photographer Garrett Ann Walters. The exhibition will run from June 1, 2023, to September 2, 2023, with daily showings at the Monroe County History Center located at 202 E 6th Street, Bloomington, IN 47408.

Garrett Ann Walters, a Bloomington-based artist, embarked on a mission in 2021 to capture the essence of LGBTQ+ life in the region through her lens. Using medium-format film, Walters has documented the exuberance and joy of Bloomington Pridefest, resulting in a collection of casual yet powerful images. These portraits offer viewers a glimpse into the diverse and vibrant LGBTQ+ community that calls Southern Indiana home.

Visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to view a carefully curated selection from Walters’ Pridefest portrait project. Additionally, the Monroe County History Center is pleased to announce that the artist will be hosting open portrait sessions in the near future, providing individuals with the chance to have their own portraits taken by Walters. Interested individuals are encouraged to stay updated by checking the events page on the Monroe County History Center’s website.

The “Bloomington Pride Portraits” exhibit is made possible through the support of the esteemed Kinsey Institute. By collaborating with the Kinsey Institute, the Monroe County History Center aims to foster a greater understanding and appreciation for the LGBTQ+ community within the local area.

Admission to the exhibition is free of charge, allowing everyone to experience these captivating portraits. The Monroe County History Center will be open to the public from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily throughout the duration of the exhibit.

Monroe County History Center 202 E 6th Street Bloomington, IN 47408 Phone: (812) 332-2517

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