Lior Allay (@liorallay)
Lior Allay is a queer, non-binary self-taught artist, poetician, aspiring social scientist, humanitarian, + single mother from the greater Philadelphia area living with chronic illness.
(Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Dysautonomia, POTS, Ulcerative Colitis)
Although primarily a self-portrait artist, they operate from both sides of the lens to design + execute meaningful concepts @ the intersection of identity, sexuality, vulnerability, + gender in our culture today.
As an auteur their technique is defined by the poignant combination of visceral body language + everyday surrealism that encourages the viewer to ask difficult but necessary questions.
Danielle Spires (@catpartyletsgo)
Danielle Spires is a Los Angeles-based artist who specializes in photography and alternative printing practices. Spires draws inspiration from the concept of suffering as it relates to day-to-day life, as well as her deeply feminist roots. Integral to her own formation as an artist, each photograph embodies life with a severe chronic illness and the struggle with bodily autonomy as a patient and a woman. Spires’ fascination with how lifelong hospitalizations shape how we see ourselves can be seen in both the subject matter and writing behind the pieces.