A series of ad takeovers by Dusty Rebel aka Daniel Albanese.
Resistance Is Female
East Village, NYC (April 2017)
My first ad takeover, which was done in collaboration with the artist collective Resistance Is Female. This ad takeover was the inspiration for my spinoff series, Resistance Is Queer. Featured is my photograph from the 2017 Emergency Rally for Muslim and Immigrant Rights in Washington Square Park. 

Resistance Is Queer — "Nobody Knows I’m A Lesbian" / Edie Windsor
Greenwich Village, NYC (June 2017)
This series was done in collaboration with the artist collective Resistance Is Female, and features my photography of Edie Windsor leading the 2016 Dyke March. Windsor’s 2013 Supreme Court case struck down DOMA, helping to bring marriage equality to all 50 states.
Resistance Is Queer — Hope Will Never Be Silent
Greenwich Village, NYC (June 2017)
This is the very first Resistance Is Queer poster, featuring a photograph from the 2016 NYC Drag March. The back tattoo—“Hope Will Never Be Silent”—is a quote from Harvey Milk, the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California. Milk was assassinated the day I was born, just under 11 months in office.
Resistance Is Queer — "Nobody Knows I’m A Lesbian" / Edie Windsor
Chelsea, NYC (June 2017)
Part of my series of ad takeovers done in collaboration with the artist collective Resistance Is Female for NYC Pride 2017. This featuring my photograph from an emergency rally at Stonewall in 2017.  The rally was in response to Trump’s executive order to rescind federal guidelines that disallow transgender students the right to use the bathroom. 
Resistance Is Queer x Keep Fighting — Ms Colombia
SoHo, NYC (June 2019)
This Resistance Is Queer poster features a photograph I took of the beloved Ms Colombia at the 2015 Easter Parade, who sadly passed away in 2018. This excerpt from The New York Times summarizes many of my thoughts on Ms Colombia: 
“Daniel Albanese, a street photographer who often shot her, said that Gómez was loved because she resisted classification, refusing to soften her queerness, her personality or her aesthetic, even as the reputation and culture of the city mellowed out. ‘For me, Ms. Colombia was the embodiment of liberation,” he said. “She showed us how to thrive in the unique environment that is New York and proved this city is still a place where those who feel marginalized can flourish and be celebrated.’” — Ms. Colombia Refused to Soften Her Queerness. She Paraded It, The New York Times Magazine, 12/28/2018
Resistance Is Queer x Keep Fighting — Sister Lotti Da
SoHo, NYC (June 2019)
Last year at our MoMA PS1 talk, I said, “Every expression of queer existence is a revolutionary act.” That’s why this Resistance Is Queer poster features activist Sister Lotti Da, The Merry Sodomite, of the Missionary Order of Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. This was taken during the casting of the circle at the 2018 NYC Drag March, which reminds me how beautiful it is when queer people take space and celebrate our lives.  
Resistance Is Queer x Keep Fighting — I Like Dick. I Like Taters. Not Dictators 
SoHo, NYC (June 2019)
This Resistance Is Queer poster features a photograph I took at the LGBT Solidarity Rally outside the Stonewall Inn on February 4, 2017. Thousands gathered for the demonstration to stand with “every immigrant, asylum seeker, refugee and every person impacted by Donald Trump’s illegal, immoral, unconstitutional and un-American executive orders.” 
Resistance Is Queer x Keep Fighting — Dick Leitsch, Ad Takeover, June 2019
This Resistance Is Queer poster features a photograph I took of Dick Leitsch at the 52nd anniversary of the historic “Sip-In” at Julius’ Bar in the West Village. Leitsch—president of gay rights group the Mattachine Society in the 1960s—was one of the four homosexuals that led a pioneering act of civil disobedience to secure the right of gay patrons to be served in a licensed bar, helping to clear the way for gay bars to operate openly in New York State. Dick Leitsch passed away in 2018, at the age of 83.