LGBT Catholic Video Series ‘The Lost Flock’ On Exhibit
The Baltimore Museum of Art showcases Eric Kruszewski’s documentary series.
At the beginning of this year, Washington, DC based editorial photographer and videographer Eric Kruszewski released a new documentary series taking a look inside a Catholic ministry that is LGBT friendly.
The Lost Flock is split into seven videos and explores Saint Matthew Catholic Church in Baltimore, Maryland. The ministry, known as LEAD (LGBT Educating and Affirming Diversity) is designed to affirm the LGBT members of its parish family and the broader community.
Kruszewski was instantly intrigued about the ministry after learning about it from one of the parishioners. Amazed at how welcoming the congregation is, Kruszewski wants the seven videos to accurately capture the thoughts, feelings, and experiences of LEAD members and LGBT Catholics.
Now, Kruszewski’s work is on exhibit at The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA). The exhibition showcases artwork by seven finalists competing for the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Price, a $25,000 fellowship given each year to a visual artist living and working in the Greater Baltimore region.
The footage is presented as a video altarpiece, surrounded by reclaimed pews. The stories of the individuals involved in LEAD are further detailed in videos presented on digital tablets within the church-like installation. Kruszewski said, “LEAD offers a safe place for the diverse LGBT community to congregate, share, and find comfort amidst a larger church environment that does not fully accept them.”
The exhibition is now on display and runs through July 31, 2016.
Learn more about LEAD
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