performance

7

Bravery

Tamás is a “rich jewish gay dad from central europe”, as he defines himself. Of course he is more than that. True, he is openly gay and lives with HIV. But not only that, he fights against prejudice concerning both as the communications officer of European AIDS Treatment Group and as a PhD candidate researching the social psychology of HIV/AIDS. When not working he is one of the most provocative member of Hungarian tumblr community under the pseudonym @schulmeister. Most users have a love or hate relationship with him. But - to me - all this is a part of a performance, trying to stretch his own and the community’s boundaries and to talk about things even if uncomfortable to some. This kind of bravery has its rewards, but it isn’t always easy. 

This is his struggle and happiness on a regular Sunday afternoon frozen in time as portraits.