For a long time photography helped Stephen Shelesky deny who he was. It was a distraction and an outlet for an internal struggle around his sexuality. But this all changed when he found himself in Jackson, Wyoming. Here, Stephen found acceptance with the courage, confidence and community his camera brought him. In this unlikely place, photography became the instrument that allowed him to embrace, love, express his true self. Be on the lookout for the full film, Out West, coming fall 2021.
Directed by Susie Theis
Produced by Sofia Jaramillo and Stephen Shelesky
Filmed by Susie Theis and Sofia Jaramillo
Edited by Jack Hessler
Read Stephen's most recent AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT