In his contemporary series, we see club-goers of fluid gender and sexual orientation, whether posing for Renaldi’s camera or captured in documentary scenes. What is perhaps most remarkable and beautiful about the series is Renaldi’s matter-of-fact in looking. While each of his subjects could be transformed into caricature, or amplified for dramatic effect, Renaldi instead takes outlandish personalities and humanizes them. The extremities of their personas are enabled to be seen as essentially normal. Renaldi explains, “The lines around race, gender, and sexuality have always been more fluid inside a nightclub than allowed for by the politics outside their doors.” Through his sensitive and lush black and white photographs, we’re invited to join the party.Manhattan Sunday was published as a book by Aperture, and was acknowledged for Special Mention in the 2016 Pride Photo Awards.