Shiv Sahoo, an out gay man and member of the planning committee for the Delhi Queer Pride Parade, poses for a portrait in Delhi.
A gay man in Patna, India, shows off his henna-stained hand. Homosexuality is illegal in India and this man is married to a woman.
A lesbian from Patna, Bihar, poses for a portrait.
Satya (pseudonym), a gay man in Patna, Bihar state India, poses for a portrait.
Roshni, a member of the LGBT community in Patna, Bihar state India, poses for portraits.
Neon adorns the outer walls of "Easternsports," by Alex Da Corte and Jayson Musson at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
A visitor to the Whitney Museum of American Art viewing "Destruct Film," by Jud Yalkut.
A woman stands in front of "Antoine's Organ," part of Rashid Johnson's exhibition, "Fly Away," at Hauser & Wirth gallery.
"Portrait of Mariana de Silva y Sarmiento, Duquesa de Huescar (1740–1784)," by Anton Raphael Mengs.
"On False Tears and Outsourcing," by Cally Spooner in the Lobby Gallery of the New Museum.
Shamim, 19, a transwoman, poses for a portrait at Ice Breakers Uganda, an LGBT health-services organization, where she has been staying for the past four months. Previously, she was arrested, beaten and harassed by police, angry mobs and her family on three separate occasions.
Scenes from the Children of the Sun safe house in Kampala. At present, there are 8 people sleeping in the two room apartment, though the number fluctuates daily ranging from six to 12. The organization had been paying the rent with earnings from a market stall, but today the market was shut down and so the tenants have resorted to sex work to pay the rent. Many were chased away from their families because of the LGBT identity, though others stay at the house for the company of others like them.
Didien Butse, 23, is a gay refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Neighbors in the DRC killed his father when Didien was nine because they knew Didien was gay. Since arriving in Uganda, he has been evicted three times, beaten "so many times," including once by a mob of boda drivers that left him unconscious on the side of the road.
Sunday service at Watoto church, an English speaking Pentecostal church, in downtown Kampala. Activists say Watoto, led by American pastor Gary Skinner, has been instrumental in spreading homophobia, including through hosting American evangelical Scott Lively.
Sweet Love, a transwoman and the chairperson of Children of the Sun, poses for a portrait with a necklace from her boyfriend. She sits at the Children of the Sun safe house, which shelters at-risk and in-need LGBT persons. At present, nine are staying in the tiny two-room apartment.
Cynthia is a lesbian activist and refugee from Burundi. She fled her country after authorities found out she was gay. They beat her and cut her with machetes. Here, she lays in bed with her Kenyan girlfriend in the apartment the two shared in Nairobi, Kenya. She has since been resettled in the United States.
A text message a gay refugee from Uganda received from an unknown number soon after he arrived in Kenya. The sender threatened to kill him that same day, and so he went into hiding. Because he was unsure who sent the message, he lived in constant fear. He has since been resettled in the United States.
S. and J., both LGBT refugees from Uganda, pose for a portrait outside the home they lived in in a town just outside of Nairobi, Kenya.
Soon after arriving in Kenya, S. was attacked by seven men with machetes. Here, he poses for a portrait in the apartment he shared with his boyfriend (though the couple has since been resettled in the United States), with one scar from the attack clearly visible. Others on his face and chest are not seen.
A gay, HIV+ refugee from Uganda poses for a portrait outside his home. He lived in a house with dozens of other LGBT refugees from Uganda just outside of Nairobi. As a refugee, he receives a small stipend each month from the NGO Hias, but it is hard to make ends meet and he often lacks sufficient food for his anti-retrovirals.
Oil flares on the horizon near the front line outside of Kirkuk. Oil is a major flashpoint in the region's ongoing war with ISIS, and as the country's largest, and really only, resource, it is heavily guarded.
Crowds amass during a food distribution at the Debaga Internally Displaced Persons Camp. The camp is severely overcrowded. New arrivals sleep on the ground outside the camp's mosque, while new tents are built. And the problem only worsened as the offensive to recapture Mosul began.
Part of the oil and gas police, a division of the pesh merga that protects oil fields from ISIS, pose for a portrait outside of an oil field near Kirkuk.
A crowded street in the neighborhood surrounding the Citadel and the bazaar in downtown Erbil. It is among the city's oldest and poorest neighborhoods.
Ahmed Qussai, 42, poses for a portrait with his children in their home at Debaga IDP camp where they have lived for the past two years. He and his family fled their home near Qayyarah, an oil town near Mosul that was captured by ISIS.
Cholula, Mexico. From the ongoing personal series, Visions.
London. From the ongoing personal series, Visions.
Oaxaca.From the ongoing personal series, Visions.
TWA Terminal, New York City. From the ongoing personal series, Visions.
Kampala, Uganda. From the ongoing personal series, Visions.