Posture Celebrates the Gender-Fluid Future with PAPER Magazine

This year for NYC Pride, we celebrated the gender-fluid future by producing a feature for PAPER Magazine that highlights 18 individuals from across the gender spectrum. Photographed by artist Ryan Burke, and styled with the work of queer and POC designers, our vision of a queer-utopic future claims space for queer bodies and minds—celebrating Pride with the recognition of the evolutionary, boundary-pushing energy that exists within our community.

Check out the full feature here.

K. James, Cristy Road, Jonathan Acosta Abi Hassan | Photo by Ryan Burke
Coco Layne, Bailey (Nightspace), Jacq the Stripper, Devin Norelle | Photo by Ryan Burke
Derek Dujour, Meliq Karim August, Morgan Francis | Photo by Ryan Burke
London Jade, Kiki Williams, Mood Killer | Photo by Ryan Burke

Producer and Posture Editor in Chief = Winter Mendelson / @winter.e.m

Interviewer/Writer and Arts Editor = Maya Harder Montoya @mayaceleste

Photographer = Ryan Burke / @ryburk of Kreative Kommune / @kreativekommune

Senior Photo Director = Asher Torres / @ashertorresphotography

Photo Director = Ryan Bevans / @ryanbevans

Set Designer = Mo Pepin / @mostafapep

Stylist and Fashion Director = Phil Gomez / @styledbyphil

Assistant Stylist = Paris Roman / @guncleparis

Hair = Liz Wright @thelizwright and Natalie López de Quintana @duchessnatalia

Makeup = Katie Robinson @misskatiepage and Raisa Thomas @raisaflowers

Editorial Assistants = Christoph Farrukh @christofuhr and Jeremiah Corley @jeremiahtcorley

Location = Be Electric Studio / @beelectricstudio

360 video equipment sponsored by Samsung / @samsungusa

Special thanks to our in-kind sponsors = AP Cafe @ap_creative, Foster Sundry @foster sundry, and City Fresh Market

Videography = Alyza Enriquez @mxalyzaenriquez and Shaina Yang @moon.mansion
Video Editor = Joshua Durham 

Maya Harder-Montoya
Maya Harder-Montoya

Maya is a Brooklyn-based writer and editor with a background in art history and critical theory. Her work can be found in Artforum, Blouin Art+Auction, and Artspace, as well as several academic journals. Her interests include cross-cultural narratives and the intersection between contemporary art and marginalized bodies. She holds a B.F.A. in Visual and Critical Studies from the School of Visual Arts.

Posture Magazine

Posture is a queer-run art and fashion magazine that brings LGBTQ+, women, and POC creators to the front.