French photographer Frederic Nauczyciel spent the last several years capturing a vogueing community in Baltimore and began to photograph them both in the studio and outdoors. When he returned to France, he managed to connect with similar scenes in Paris, producing a series of photos pairing the beauty of these underground cultures with the harsh surroundings where they manage to survive.

His exhibit, The Fireflies (Baltimore/Paris) has been showing in the Julie Meneret Contemporary Art Gallery for the last month, but you still have a few days left to catch it before it closes on the 18th. View a few photos from the show in our gallery above, and be sure to check them out in person while you can. The Fireflies (Baltimore/Paris), Frederic Nauczyciel, Apr 2 – May 18, Julie Meneret Contemporary Art Gallery, Manhattan. Images Courtesy Frederic Nauczyciel.