My name is Eric and I am a junior at the NYC Lab School for Collaborative Studies. I have a passion for the arts that includes playing the violin to singing. I have been apart of the Youth Pride Chorus for the past two years, which is a LGBT, straight allied choir that has a mission of bringing love and acceptance through the power of music. I decided to document my “second family” with my camera, with a goal of sharing a different aspect of Youth Pride Chorus through my project. I want to share the experience and the work that is put in continuing the choir’s mission.
My project is based on my choir, the Youth Pride Chorus, in which I have been a part of for the past two years. Prior to attending to Youth Pride Chorus I was at Xavier High School where I was subjected to everyday bullying and racism. During sophomore year, I decided to attend the Youth Pride Chorus as a way to escape my life at school. For the past two years, Youth Pride Chorus has become my second family and my support system. In my project, I want to document the people that make up of the Youth Pride Chorus. Our mission is to spread hope and acceptance through the power of Music.