Queer Kids


Queer Kids
By M. Sharkey


September 12 – October 27, 2017  - (Exhibition Extended!)

Opening Reception: Friday, September 15, 5:30-7:30 pm

Gallery Talk: Saturday, September 16, 10 am


Queer Kids by M. Sharkey is a solo exhibition of works produced over the past decade documenting gay youth in the United States and abroad. Sharkey’s photographs are intimate testaments to his subjects’ powerful self-awareness; at once empathetic and opulent, they are the visual counterpart to the voice these young people have struggled—and lately succeeded—to find. 

LamontGallery, QueerKids, M.Sharkey, David, Bobby and Mike

The project is a celebration of the recent developments within the Gay Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community that allow today’s youth the opportunity and support to find their own voice and speak openly about their sexuality.


To join the discussion and keep up-to-date about the project, visit the Queer Kids Facebook page.



LamontGallery, Queer Kids, M.Sharkey, PatrickAbout M. Sharkey

Michael Sharkey is a photographer & filmmaker living in Brooklyn, New York and has been making portraits of people professionally around the world for the past 13 years. His work has appeared in numerous publications including Interview, The Guardian/Observer, and The New York Times Style Magazine and been included in various exhibitions at venues such as the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay & Lesbian Art, the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, and The Pride Photo Award & Exhibition, Amsterdam, Netherlands. In 2000 and 2001 he traveled to Dubai, United Arab Emirates where he curated a series of exhibitions on the work of New York and Arab photographers. 


Go to our Flickr page to see images from the exhibition and all of our events.

Queer Kids Exhibition News:

"Style That Demands to Be Seen" - The New York Times. October 2017


“Queer Kids Opens at Lamont Gallery” – Exeter News. September 2017


LamontGallery, Queer Kids, M.Sharkey, Dino-Frederique








Special thanks to the Stonewall National Museum & Archives and the PEA Student Activities Office.


Image Credits:

Postcard image: M. Sharkey, Mars #1, Digital photograph.
Left to right from top: M. Sharkey, David, Bobby, Mike, Digital photograph. M. Sharkey, Patrick, Digital photograph. M. Sharkey, Raul, Digital photograph. M. Sharkey, Dino-Frederique, Digital photograph.


Lamont Gallery programs are supported in part by the Michael C. Rockefeller ’56 Visiting Artists Fund.