Emi Grate
Artist
Emi Grate is a Brooklyn-based multimedia queer artist, event producer and community organizer, best known for her work in drag. She is originally from Mandalay, Myanmar, where she lived for the first 18 years of her life. She came to the US in 2011 for college, and was granted asylum in 2020 as an LGBT person fleeing persecution. The subject matter of her work lies at the intersection of being queer, being a migrant, being Asian and being an artist. She is the producer and curator of A+ the Pan-Asian Drag Revue. She was crowned Mr(s) BK 2018 and Miss Brooklyn Pride 2020.

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Ryan Rudewicz: RudePolaroids
2021 Roundup
Birthday Portrait of Timothée Chalamet
Movies With Matvey Cherry: The Hand Of God
Movies With Matvey Cherry: The Velvet Underground
Erin Teresa is Here for The Cake Boys
Patrick Arias: “Bushwig is Like a True to Life Family Reunion”
Bec Steighner Focuses on Details
Emi Grate
Artist
Emi Grate is a Brooklyn-based multimedia queer artist, event producer and community organizer, best known for her work in drag. She is originally from Mandalay, Myanmar, where she lived for the first 18 years of her life. She came to the US in 2011 for college, and was granted asylum in 2020 as an LGBT person fleeing persecution. The subject matter of her work lies at the intersection of being queer, being a migrant, being Asian and being an artist. She is the producer and curator of A+ the Pan-Asian Drag Revue. She was crowned Mr(s) BK 2018 and Miss Brooklyn Pride 2020.
DISCOVER
Ryan Rudewicz: RudePolaroids
2021 Roundup
Birthday Portrait of Timothée Chalamet
Movies With Matvey Cherry: The Hand Of God
Movies With Matvey Cherry: The Velvet Underground
Erin Teresa is Here for The Cake Boys
Patrick Arias: “Bushwig is Like a True to Life Family Reunion”
Bec Steighner Focuses on Details

BIO

Alexey Kim is a New York City–based independent queer artist, writer, journalist, and photographer. He is the founder of the LGBTQIA+ focused news editorial vertical Sidewalkkilla.com. Alexey was born in Kazakhstan, formerly part of the USSR, eventually moving to the US in his early teens.


Alexey started his career as a photo contributor to Gayletter magazine in June 2018, covering events, parties, and fashion shows, and photographing still life and editorial shoots for the magazine’s blog as well as print issues of the magazine.


Alexey’s work has also been published in The New York Times, New York Magazine, V magazine, WWD, Paper, Out, The Cut, them., Glamour, Advocate, People, Buzzfeed and more.


In June 2019 Alexey decided to start his own venture and founded an LGBTQIA+ news editorial vertical called Sidewalkkilla.com, concentrating on nightlife, events, and personal stories from the LGBTQIA+ community.


Alexey has extensive experience in social media management, still, product, portrait, fashion, event, and nightlife photography. His past and present clients include Indochine NYC, Sotheby’s, Douglas Elliman, Geena Rocero, Major Food Group, Gayletter, The Beau Next Door, Flowerling, EdoEyen, Revery clothing, and Octomobility.