The February 15-17th events have been cancelled due to Auckland moving to Alert Level Three on the 14th of February.
To coincide with Pride month and Black history month, Same Same but Black presents: ICON 2021 an exhibition celebrating the black pioneers of the rainbow community.
Part exhibition, part education, part conversation, part celebration, part agitation; ICON 2021 is an online photography exhibition, podcast series, social media outreach and live stream pop up event.
For each day of February, a different ICON will be celebrated and showcased in an online exhibition of portraits and stories on www.samesamebutblack.co.nz
On Friday 19th of February Same Same but Black will host a panel discussion (via facebook live) exploring the images and stories curated for this exhibition. The digital exhibition will also feature interviews with photographers Lola Flash and Robert Taylor, who will discuss their careers and the people they photographed over the past fifty years.
Supported by Ethnic Communities Fund, Creative Henderson Massey, Where it Matters, Pride and Spark Empowerment Initiative.
Same Same But Black is a collective working for black, Indigenous and people of colour within the LGBTTQIA+ community in Aotearoa.
This activity is part of Proud Centres – Auckland Council initiative supporting the 2021 Auckland Pride Festival by transforming arts, community and events venues into Proud Centres and hosting a series of over 150 FREE diverse, inclusive events across Tāmaki Makaurau.