Austin photographer Sarah Bork has a new exhibit at the Mohawk next week the combines two of Austin’s favorite things: drag queens and food.
Bork says she was grocery shopping one day when she came upon two drag queens at the deli counter, talking about what kind of cold cuts they were getting for the week.
She turned the idea into a photo series titled "Girls Gotta Eat," which debuts on Tuesday at the Mohawk Green Room Gallery, 912 Red River St.
"In my interviews I have asked them things like 'What do you eat when you are crashing? And what did your mom make for you as comfort food? And what is your favorite dessert?'," she says. Those answers helped her come up with a menu of snacks to serve at the free opening party on Tuesday, which starts at 5 p.m. and is open to all ages.
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At the show, guests can pick up booklets featuring Bork’s interviews with drag queens in Austin, who will also be presenting a show.
This is the first chapter in what she’s calling an ongoing series about the diversity and universality in food: "While seemingly joyful and lighthearted, these colorful cinematic portraits invite viewers to celebrate the commonality of our human experience as well as consider more complex themes of diversity and inclusion, how we react to traditional gender roles and nurture and comfort ourselves amid life’s challenges."
You can see more of Bork’s work at sarahborkhamilton.com.