HALF-DRAG: DRAG QUEENS SHOW OFF DUAL IDENTITIES

Vikki Villianese Photo by: LELAND BOBBE PUBLISHED: 03/21/2013 8:45:38LELAND BOBBE

Vikki Villianese Photo by: LELAND BOBBE PUBLISHED: 03/21/2013 8:45:38LELAND BOBBE

These drag queens aren't afraid to showcase their dual identities, and they're getting a little help thanks to New York photographer Leland Bobbe. In a project entitled "Half-Drag ... A Different Kind of Beauty," Bobbe sets out to capture both the female and male sides of New York City drag queens, having his subjects pose only halfway in drag. Check out the amazing series of photos ...  Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/drag-queens-makeup-gallery-1.1294341?pmSlide=14#ixzz2OId942nf

One of our readers forwarded me this article today.  In a very distinct yet poignant way this offers us yet another way to examine the broader mission of 50 Shades of Black: to explore sexuality and skin tone in formation of identity.

In what subtle and obvious ways does this photo series do that?