19 LGBTQAI+ Photographers You Need to Follow

At the conclusion of Pride Month 2022, we’re rounding up some of the best stories of LGBTQAI+ photographers we’ve done. This roundup includes lots of work put together by our staff over the years in conjunction with the many photographers we’ve helped champion. We think you’re bound to fall in love with their stories. Here are some LGBTQAI+ photographers worth a follow.

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Photographer Ali Choudhry Hilariously Uses Donuts for a Special Message

All images by Ali Choudhry. Used with permission.

“It’s actually inspired by The Simpsons and was probably what started this whole idea to be honest,” explains photographer Ali Choudhry in an email interview with us. Ali is referencing the bright pink donut that you’ll see in this blog post. But the idea is tackling a bigger issue: that of intersectional feminism. We’ve featured Ali’s work on the site before, but DONUT Come For ME really stood out to us. Looking at the images, you’d think they’re ordinary donuts. And this plays a key part of it all. They’re a fun metaphor for all of us being unique.

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Ali Choudhry’s Portraits Convey Edgy Characters in Everyday People

All images by Ali Choudhry. Used with permission.

“I started photography about 7 years ago when my partner gifted me a camera for Christmas.” photographer Ali Choudhry tells us in an email. “I had recently lost my possessions in a house flood and this was his way of getting me back into art as I often mentioned some of the things I’d lost.” Ali specifically says the word art because of his portraiture process involving the specific creation of photos, not their capturing. When Ali sent his initial email, I could from the words that he was holding back from showing us some of his best work–and instead being timid to show off all the work that every other photographer has out there on Instagram.

But I asked him to resubmit–and was pleasantly surprised.

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