Visual AIDS was a beneficiary of this year's Folsom Street East. As part of the fair's events, Visual AIDS Artist Member Benjamin Fredrickson took Polaroid portraits at a Pop-Up Studio during the festivities. Ben selected some of his favorite images from the Pop-Up Studio to share here as a slideshow on the Visual AIDS website.

Fredrickson's Polaroids have been recently exhibited at the Museum of Art and Design, and his debut solo exhibition at Daniel Cooney Fine Art was reviewed widely, including by the New Yorker.

Folsom Street East is the largest fetish block party on the East Coast; this year’s theme was “THE NEW YORK YOU WERE WARNED ABOUT.” This year’s Street Fair directly benefited two NYC-based non-profit organizations: the New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) and Visual AIDS.

Benjamin Fredrickson