QUEER|ART|PRIZE 2018 RECENT WORK FINALIST
MY HOUSE (2018) BY ELEGANCE BRATTON
Elegance Bratton is an award winning photographer, filmmaker, public thinker, and author. He is a 2012 Humanity in Action Senior Fellow. His book Bound by Night is shortlisted for the Kassel 2014 photo-book award. His work has been published in Vice, GayLetter, The Fader, and Another mag. His film Pier Kids The Life has been featured on ABC NEWS, Huffington Post, and Out Magazine. He served in the United States Marine Corps as a combat camera. His short film Walk For Me has played in over 100 film festivals worldwide. Currently he is the Film Maker in Residence at Reel Works film school a non profit that teaches marginalized youth how to make films. He is the executive producer and creator of My House a ten part documentary series that follows the best voguers in the world as they prepare for competition. He is a graduate of Columbia University with a degree in African American Studies, and a Master’s candidate in Tisch School of the Arts for directing and writing.
MY HOUSE (2018)
“Viceland's new series My House takes viewers inside the NYC queer ballroom scene, following the lives of six voguers — Tati 007, Alex Mugler, Jelani Mizrahi, Lolita Balenciaga and Relish Milan. Host Precious Ebony, a beloved ballroom commentator, provides guidance and insight as this new generation of legendary children — each from an iconic house — grows into the icons of tomorrow.”