From AnOther Magazine:

“It’s at the end of Cape Cod, and when you go to the land’s end, it’s as if everybody there learns to be tolerant and accepting and absorbing,” recalled Joel Meyerowitz in 2019, characterising Provincetown in a conversation for AnOther. The photographer is perhaps one of the Massachusetts town’s most famous admirers, having made much of his work there during the 70s and 80s, but he is by no means its only fan. “Something magical happens as you pass that line of cottages on the way into town – everyone’s cue to lighten up, and to open up – and then you’re just part of it for as long as you’re there,” asserts Canadian photographer and writer, Brad Hamilton today.

Widely considered a haven for LGBTQIA+ holiday makers and creatives alike, for decades Provincetown has been recognised as a sort of queer utopia, a quality that prompted Jess T Dugan’s first trip there, with a group of high school friends almost 20 years ago. “[Later] I would make regular trips throughout my undergrad experience, and since then it’s really overlapped with my personal life as this very consistent and important place to me, both as a person and an artist,” the photographer explains on a Zoom call.

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