The Children of Vogue

ClientMarcus Koppen
PhotographerMarcus Koppen
PrizePortraiture / Culture
Entry Description

“Vogue, or voguing, is a highly stylized, modern house dance that evolved out of the Harlem ballroom scene in the 1980s. The Ball Culture and community describe an underground LGBT subculture in USA which has recently come to grow all over Europe where people ‘Walk’ in categories such as Vogue Fem, Drag Realness, Runway, Pretty Boy Realness or Waacking for trophies at the events called Balls. Most participants in Ball culture belong to groups known as ‘Houses’ family-like collectives of LGBT dancers and performers. These portraits were taken at one of the Ball event of Netherlands 1st existing ‘House’ called – House of Vineyard

About Photographer

Marcus has lived in Amsterdam for over 10 years. Over the last years his focus and passion has centred on people and urban environments, and capturing them in a way that shows their character and strengths