Legends of Drag photo exhibition takes this glamorous art form mainstream

Legends of Drag: Portraits by Harry James Hanson and Devin Antheus
Mutha Chucka (Image credit: Legends of Drag: Portraits by Harry James Hanson and Devin Antheus)

To coincide with Pride Month, The Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) presents Legends of Drag: Portraits by Harry James Hanson and Devin Antheus. The photo exhibition will showcase both national and local drag elders, who have played a significant role in creating a safer space for today’s queer community and championing the art of drag. 

Since RuPaul’s Drag Race burst onto our screens in 2009, drag has slowly but surely been making its way into the mainstream. What was once an underground art form for the queer community, drag has now been accepted and embraced by people all over the world who love the glamor, wit and talent of the drag queens that perform. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.