The QUEER|ART COMMUNITY PORTRAIT PROJECT is an annual commission of large-format digital portraits, celebrating artists who are part of our diverse and vibrant community.


The Queer|Art Community Portrait Project is made possible through partnership with HBO and presented as part of the annual Queer|Art|Prize ceremony. Artists from across different disciplines and generations gather once a year to participate in a marathon photoshoot event, sitting for their portraits as representatives of the Queer|Art community. Over time, the project will chart nuances of generational and personal growth within the community—as many artists return and new artists are welcomed into the mix—all seen through the lens of a different photographer each year.



Photographer: Eric McNatt

The commission for the 2017 Queer|Art Community Portrait Project was awarded to Eric McNatt, whose long-term relationship with Queer|Art and easy-going charm made him a natural choice for the project in its inaugural year. Eric honored our community with shimmering black-and-white portraits that showcase his keen eye for bold silhouettes and an uncanny ability to conjure forth and capture a sense of quiet internal power radiating within each of his subjects.

Click on any picture below to learn more about the person and their affiliation to Queer|Art.

These images should not be reprinted or linked without permission, and credit to the photographer and the Queer|Art Community Portrait Project must always be included. All requests for reusing any of these photographs should be directed to


Eric McNatt is a proud Austinite, but has been living and working in New York City since 1996. His work has been published in The New York Times Style Magazine, ESPN -the Magazine, Vogue, New York Magazine, Fortune, Wired, Interview, Paper, Spin, and People, as well as many others. His commercial clients range from A & E Entertainment, The History Channel, Sony/Columbia BMG, and EURO SCG to book projects for Yoko Ono / Galerie LeLong. In 2009 his work was included in the USA/NBC Character Project, published by Chronicle Books and produced by the Aperture Foundation. For his contribution he was nominated for a book award by NYPH. He lives in the East Village with a garden view and old men playing dominoes, arguing on the stoop.