Soho Photo Gallery will be holding a very special exhibit this June commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots and the start of the gay liberation movement. The exhibited work will demonstrate how the uprising has made possible a type of imagery that earlier generations tried to suppress.
Photography After Stonewall highlights the work of twenty-three living artists, all of whom have developed a creative approach to LGBTQ issues. The themes of the show include Body/Gender/Sexuality, Home, Family, Gays in the Military, AIDS, Fetish, Pulp, and Fantasy. Fifty years ago, much of this would have been unthinkable. Among its many accomplishments, the Stonewall riots opened up a new area for artistic expression.
The exhibition, co-curated by Larry Davis and Bill Travis, will open on June 5, 2019 and runs until June 29, 2019.
Participating photographers include: Ronaldo Aguiar, Berena Alvarez, James Bidgood, Vincent Cianni, Joyce Culver, John Paul Evans, Sunil Gupta, David Hilliard, Robert Kalman, Rivka S. Katvan, David Lebe, Patrick McNabb, Slava Mogutin, Barbara Nitke, Lissa Rivera, Jeff Sheng, Pacifico Silano, Sage Sohier, Sam Stoich, Bill Travis, Arthur Tress, Annie Tritt, and Sophia Wallace.
In addition to the exhibition, the Gallery will be publishing a catalogue of all the featured images along with statements by the artists, as well as scholarly essays, regarding the context around LGBTQ issues in photography.