The 14th annual Twilight on the Terrace Gala returned Friday, June 24 at Gertrude’s Chesapeake Kitchen and the BMA sculpture garden, a gorgeous evening of fashion, togetherness, and cocktails, a high point of Baltimore’s annual Pride Weekend hosted by Pride Center of Maryland. The event returned in person for the first time since 2019, which is why the theme of this year’s celebration was “together again.”
Our photo essay based on this special event was captured through the photography of iya jackson, a lens-based artist arriving in Baltimore by way of his hometown, Little Rock, Arkansas. His work is concentrated on Black queer and trans people defining themselves, existing honestly, and is closely aligned with his own gender journey. Jackson’s work is intimate, colorful portraiture which when paired with archival works provides a glimpse into the love and care of Black trans community.