LGBTQ+ Faces of Bristol was founded by Karen Freer in early 2020, as the Covid Pandemic's initial lockdown was lifted. ​​​​​​​
Our Mission

To empower the diverse individuals of Bristol’s LGBTQ+ community through the medium of photography. Karen's goal from the start of this project has been to tell individual stories, "Everyone has a different perspective and experience and I want to showcase the many faces and personalities here in Bristol". 
Meet The Team
Karen (she/her)

Founder & Photographer

I have been in love with creating images most of my life. In my childhood it was with film photography, in my teens I switched it up to video, and then by 2012 I was back into film photography. 

I have always felt welcome in Bristol, there are, of course, still parts of the city where I feel anxiety around holding my wife's hand. Hopefully one day this will not be an issue for any queer people, where ever they live.

Colleen (she/her)

All-round helper

In my spare time I draw things with pens, usually insects and animals. I like being creative and my lovely wife has started to teach me the ways of analogue photography.

Jen (she/her)

Social Media Manager

Jen is thrilled to be involved with the LGBTQ+ Faces of Bristol project, and is looking forward to celebrating, and giving something back to, the LGBTQ+ community

Our Partners
LGBTQ+ Faces of Bristol are members of Consortium. 
Consortium work to strengthen and support LGBT+ groups, organisations and projects so that they can deliver direct services and campaign for individual rights.
LGBTQ+ Faces of Bristol has been awarded a micro-grant from the Voice & Influence Partnership. We will be working together to increase community involvement in 2021.
The Voice and Influence Partnership has been created to help make sure that individuals, groups and communities whose voices aren’t always heard are listened to, and are part of shaping Bristol’s future. By working together we can make sure our diverse communities are part of local decision making.
Photographique is an independent photo lab specialised in film processing and printing, established in 2008. 
They have kindly given us a discount on prints made from negatives. This means that participants can not only have free digital copies, but they will also save money on any prints they would like. 
Prints for exhibitions as part of this project will also come from Photographique. We are super pleased to have this partnership with a local film lab.
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