The Cementing of an Empire

Authors

  • Laura Patricia Alvarez No

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33823/jfs.2021.3.1.82

Keywords:

drag queen, queer, drag queen culture, photography

Abstract

In this photo essay on the Regias del Drag competition in Monterrey, Mexico, photographer Laura Alvarez meditates on the experiences, identities, and things that comprise northern Mexico’s queer communities.

Author Biography

Laura Patricia Alvarez, No

Laura Alvarez is a Mexican visual artist based in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. In the series Imperio de Ilusiones, they explore identity, gender, and sexuality in northern Mexico’s drag scene through candid portraits and poetically staged setups. Initiated in 2017, Imperio de Ilusiones is a living and recurring project, which grows and expands over the years addressing specific places and groups.

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Published

2021-12-31

How to Cite

Alvarez, Laura Patricia. 2021. “The Cementing of an Empire”. Journal of Festive Studies 3 (1):236-55. https://doi.org/10.33823/jfs.2021.3.1.82.