Book published by The New Press, New York.
"Pride & Joy: Taking the Streets of New York City", the highly anticipated photobook by Jurek Wajdowicz about New York's Pride Parades with introductions by Kate Clinton and Jon Stryker.
“Pride and Joy is both an exuberant portrait of Pride, and a celebration of New York City. Jurek Wajdowicz’s rich collage of individual portraits forms a collective we call community. Remarkable for such a public event are the private moments captured in text and image. A pensive expression, a flirtatious glance, a burst of unselfconscious joy, sexy, raunchy, irreverent moments. Two children compare drawings, a son reaches for his father’s hand, families, pets and kids. Personal memories evoke the meaning of the parade over the decades, expressing strength, disappointment, resilience, alienation, survival. Pride and joy. A timeline reminds us where we were and how far we have come. Through beautiful, captivating, evocative portraits Wajdowicz has done what no amount of writing about intersectionality, diversity, struggle or resilience could do. The book is about that one day of the year, the day when even the Empire State Building turns rainbow. It is also a vision of what might be possible not just one day, but every day.” — Graeme Reid, Director of the LGBT rights program at Human Rights Watch.