Art Talks, Stonewall50: Love and Resistance: Photographs from the Stonewall Era

Date and Time
March 6, 2019
Event Details

A new book of photography from the 1960s and 70s honors LGBTQ history. 

Love and ResistanceNayland Blake,  acclaimed artist and  chair of the ICP/Bard MFA program, speaks with  photographers about the work of photojournalists Kay Tobin Lahusen and Diana Davies, who captured the decades surrounding the Stonewall uprising on film. Their work, which is held in the Library’s archives, and is now on view in the new exhibition Love and Resistance: Stonewall 50, is also compiled in an accompanying book Love and Resistance: Out of the Closet Into the Stonewall Era. With an eye to the ways in which members of the queer community love, live, and protest, it is as much a historical account as it is an inspiration for contemporary resistance in an ongoing struggle. 

Blake will be joined by contemporary multi-media artist J Houston and photographer Richard Renaldi to discuss the legacy of Lahusen and Davies' work and its lasting impact.


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