Part of the Party
Part of the Party examines the experiences of Walter Houston III, a black gay male in a Bondage Discipline SadoMasochisms (BDSM) community in Chicago through written and audio interviews and personal reflections.
I met with Walter for eight weeks at Touche leather bar and my participant’s home, both on the north side of Chicago. Each week’s interview was broken down into a different topic each week: including family relationships, race, sexuality, BDSM history and community. At the end of every week of interviews, I created paintings, drawings, digital art, and digital photos as a way to reflect.