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Drag queen photography display in Lexington

Lately it seems like I’ve seen a lot of people on blogs complaining that Kentucky is backwards and Southern. I’d like to ask them what they think about this:

Ashley, who died in April, began taking pictures in the early 1970s. He collaborated with Morgan on a project about drag queens, called Pagan Babes, that included The Water Nymphs.

Ashley took iconic shots of James Herndon, the drag queen known as Sweet Evening Breeze, and Lexington artist Henry Faulkner. At Red River Gorge and on North Elkhorn Creek, he posed nudes, men and women, among the rocks and trees. The scenes he created have an eerie, almost mythic quality.

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A NOTED LEXINGTON PHOTOGRAPHER’S UNUSUAL ART GOES ON DISPLAY FOR THE FIRST TIME

When: Opens tonight [June 15]. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily except Sunday until July 3.

Where: Natasha’s Cafe, 112 Esplanade

Cost: Free

Call: (859) 621-7569