Sons of Rest
Sons of Rest documents the black, queer community of Saint Louis, Missouri.
Named for a pavilion in South Saint Louis' Tower Grove Park, the series began in 2010 as coverage of Saint Louis' annual pride celebration. Situated on the edge of the park, the Sons of Rest Pavilion was the unofficial gathering place of Black, Queer pride attendees before the festival was moved to downtown Saint Louis in 2013.
During this continued documentation of the community, an awareness of the underlying significance emerged as I noticed the rapid disappearance of black, queer safe spaces.