Imagine the Angels of Bread

Imagine the Angels of Bread is a photography exhibit by Leo Herrera that celebrates and explores gay Latino life. In a time when overt racism and homophobia is not only tolerated, but encouraged, this exhibit is a form of resistance against stereotypes and caricatures, demanding that Latino gay men be seen as fully human. The exhibit is composed of 8 individual pieces that explore themes central to the gay Latino experience: HIV, Love, Environmental Racism, Immigration, Labor, Religion and Gay Spaces. Imagine the Angels of Bread is about insisting on the importance and brilliance of gay Latino men and refusing anything less than the recognition of their full humanity and human rights.

Leo Herrera is a multimedia artist and activist focusing on queer anthropology. Herrera is a self-taught, first-generation Mexican immigrant and the themes of HIV stigma, the preservation of gay history, gay male sexuality and gay nightlife are central to his work. Herrera’s work has been featured in international publications such as Vice, Slate, The Huffington Post, New York Magazine, The Advocate and Out and his viral art film pieces have been seen by millions online and featured in global AIDS conferences and exhibited in museums including the Leslie Lohman Museum, American University Museum and the GLBT Historical Museum.