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On Monday May 12th at the Prince George Ballroom, Visual AIDS honored Bureau (Marlene McCarty & Donald Moffett), Dr. Brian Saltzman, and Kia LaBeija at the 9th annual Visual AIDS Vanguard Awards.

Starting with a stunning vogue performance from the House of Labeija, the evening was an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the contributions of individuals who reinforce the mission of Visual AIDS by strengthening the cultural history of art activism and AIDS advocacy. Host Mike Albo brought humor and gravitas to a night that included powerful performances from John Kelly and Robbi Hager, and moving speeches from each of the honorees  (available online next month for everyone to see).

Above is a selection of images from Photomatonchic, a mobile photobooth installation. See all the images at: www.photomatonchic.com