‘Unveiled’ by Belle Ancell

Photo by Belle Ancell
Photo courtesy of Belle Ancell

‘Unveiled’ – a photo exhibit by Belle Ancell honouring the Vancouver Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence for their 5 years of devotion to the Vancouver LGBTQ Community.

Tuesday, February 24th, 7-11pm.
The Junction
1138 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Belle Ancell: ‘Unveiled is a series of 10 portraits of the Sisters ‘in face’ and also without their facial makeup, or in ‘Boy Drag’ as they call it. I photographed them on an ethereal white background, as if they were walking through heaven’s door. I find the Sisters beautiful. The designs and vibrant colours they choose for their faces and the playful, sexy outfits they create themselves express their individuality. I am intrigued with how they express their masculine and feminine sides. They are masculine in appearance, but to me when they are ‘in face’, they transform into beautiful feminine Deities. Perhaps that is why I feel reverence in their presence.’