Leaving Sofia, Bulgaria, we’ve headed to the United Kingdom, so that on Saturday we can attend Pride London. This Pride is a little different from some of the others we’ve documented as it is so huge. Last year’s Pride march had 1 million people attending.
While for the smaller Prides we usually spend the week before a Pride getting to know the organizers and documenting the preparations, for this parade we’ve gotten a little beak. So the past few days we’ve been visiting a friend who lives in Wales. After documenting 11 prides so far this year, it’s been more than nice to get a few days break.
Doing this project we’ve experienced all kinds of Prides, from marches just starting out and fighting to be able to publicly share their pride, to those that have become big festive parades. As you can guess, London Pride is the latter. While it is easy to sensationalize Prides like this, as outrageous customs are very much the norm, our plan is to focus on portraits. Doing this, our desire is to keep attention on individuals. We just hope it doesn’t rain!
For more information on London Pride: http://www.pridelondon.org/