Ancestors, 2018

Stas Ginzburg (he/him) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Ginzburg immigrated to the U.S. from Russia as a queer Jewish refugee. In 2006, he graduated from Parsons School of Design, NYC where he studied photography. Since then, he has expanded his practice to sculpture, installation, and performance art. When the protests for racial justice ignited at the end of May 2020, Ginzburg returned to photography to document the faces of young activists who came out into the streets to fight for Black liberation. He has been focused on portrait photography ever since, with an emphasis on the LGBTQIA+ community.

In the Fall of 2022, a selection of Ginzburg’s portraits of young queer and trans activists was shown at Broward College in Florida. His photographs were also on view at Queens Museum and Photoville as part of Live Pridefully, Caribbean Equality Project in 2021 and 2022 respectively. Most recently, his images were shown at the Vail Public Library, CO during the Pride month of June, 2023.

Ginzburg’s photographs are part of Revolution Is Love: A Year of Black Trans Liberation, a book published by Aperture in the Fall of 2022.