Samantha Box

September 2015

Samantha Box has documented New York City’s community of LGBTQ youth of color, the social issues affecting these young adults, and the structures of family, intimacy and validation that bind and protect them. The resulting body of work, INVISIBLE, is a continuing multi-chapter exploration into the lives of this young community. INVISIBLE has been widely recognized and exhibited including in 2010 at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY; in 2011 as part of the Open Society Foundation’s Moving Walls #18 exhibtion; and in 2013 as part of the The Leslie-Lohman Musuem of Gay and Lesbian Art’s Queers In Exile exhibition. Images from INVISIBLE are part of the permanent collections of the Open Society Foundation, EN FOCO, and The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. Box’s work has been featured on Wired‘s The Raw File and on TIME magazine’s LightBox blog. Box was born in Kingston, Jamaica, was raised in Edison, New Jersey and is now based in Brooklyn, New York.