Elizabeth Waterman is a New York City-based fine art photographer and the executive director of Black + Gold. Her private work, by way of portraiture, chronicles the emergence and transformation of her generation—millenials living and working in creative industries in New York City. She has exhibited at ROX Gallery, GRUIN, and Olson-Irwin (Sydney).

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Waterman’s recent work will be presented at GRUIN GALLERY at an opening this Wednesday, March 30th, from 6-8pm. Jue Lan Club ( The Limelight church) 49 W 20th St, New York, NY. The work will feature a series of diptychs executed as contemporary silver gelatin prints. She explains: “The diptychs portray the warm, tarnished relics of an opulent past and the lurid vibrancy of the cabaret and drag scenes in contemporary New York. They create a kind of visual analogy, a comparative celebration of tone, texture, and content.”

Check out her work at her website: Elizabeth Waterman



“Quentin Crisp and Klaus Nomi have assumed elaborate poses. But they are posing not exactly in the sense of presenting themselves for a public, red carpet moment. Their poses are what they have become and who they are, which is why, even at a behavioral extreme – they seem relaxed.” Anthony Haden-Guest.



“New Vintage” by Elizabeth Waterman – all images courtesy