Violet Chachki for Legendary Children, Atlanta’s controversial drag queen photo exhibit
“Drag is an ancient art form. Cultures across the centuries have employed cross-dressing in both entertainment and spirituality. Drag points out the gendered dichotomy that divides our species; it expands our empathetic abilities. Drag disarms masculinity and honors femininity.
In our modern, American society, gay men are the carriers of this art form. They get to parade around as a completely different person for our entertainment. They get to prod us, make us uncomfortable by turning gender into a hyper-real sham. In my work for ‘Legendary Children’ I present drag for what it is — a surreal commentary on gender and power filled with glitter and feathers.”