The artists on the following pages have incorporated the issue of marriage equality into their work. They are supporters of equality for all, including the acknowledgement of all loving relationships and access to civil marriage for all committed adult couples who wish to marry.
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Ara Lucia is an artist and director who creates photo-fables: photographs of invented worlds that tell a story. Her work and studies combine a background in choreography, theatre,book arts, photography, psychology, and more recently, theology.
In November 2008, while developing her next photo-fable, Ara was deeply disturbed by thepassage of California’s Proposition 8, illegalizing same-sex marriage there. As an artist, it made sense to fight back in the best way she knew how — through her work. So began We Vow.Ara Lucia is located in Berrien Springs, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois. No matter where you are, you can follow her on Twitter at @Ara_Lucia. To view her gallery please visit www.aralucia.org.
Tom Atwood's recent work has focused on portraits of creative personalities mostly at home, such as Hilary Swank, Marky Mark, John Waters, Julie Newmar, Edward Albee, George Takei, Carson Kressley, Barney Frank and Bill and Hilary Clinton. Atwood won 2009 Photographer of the Year from London's Worldwide Photography Gala Awards, as well as first place in Portraiture, chosen from over three thousand entries from around the globe. He also won first place in Portraiture in the Prix de la Photographie Paris competition.
He has won additional awards from the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Center for Fine Art Photography, the International Photography Awards, the Image International Competition, Manhattan Arts International, The World in Focus, Artrom Gallery Guild (Rome), Kodak, CameraArts Magazine, Photo Life Magazine, Photographer's Forum Magazine, The Photo Review, Applied Arts, Communication Arts, Graphis, The Jacob Riis Award and the Advertising Photographers of America Association, which showcased Atwood as one of three featured photographers in an international competition sponsored by the Getty Museum and the Armand Hammer Museum. Atwood's first book, Kings in Their Castles, also won Best Photography Book of The Year from ISO Books. Take a look at Tom's website: www.TomAtwood.com
Photographer and Historian
Cathy Cade is a well-known, respected photographer in the LGBTIQ community. She has been photographing LGBT communities since the early 1970s and is an important contributor to the recording our history. Cathy offers photography of weddings and other events and especially enjoys making photos of people at work for their websites. In addition to photography Cade has a business helping people record their life stories through interviews and photographs. Please visit her website www.CathyCade.com