A digital exhibition of stunning black and white photographs shot by internationally acclaimed Sydney photographer Paul Freeman, who is famous for his nude portraits of sports stars.
This series of images were commissioned for the Sydney Gay Games VI in 2002. The Gay Games started in San Francisco in 1982, are held every four years and are organised by the LGBTQI community around the themes: Sports, Arts & Culture and Academic Conference. The 2018 Games was held in Paris, the next will be co-hosted by Hong Kong and Guadalajara, Mexico in 2023.
In 2023, Sydney is the first city in the southern hemisphere to host WorldPride. The museum is proud to celebrate diversity and to advocate for LBGTQIA+ rights.
Scott Cardamatis: swimmer, 2002. ANMM Collection NC701223, © Paul Freeman. Reproduced courtesy of Paul Freeman.
Cover image: Scott Gustetter, swimmer, at the 2002 Gay Games. © Paul Freeman. Reproduced courtesy of Paul Freeman.