Soho Photo Gallery has published a beautiful and important book commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in light of the creative photography it inspired. Edited by Bill Travis and Larry Davis, Photography After Stonewall consists of work by 23 living photographers, artist statements, and scholarly essays.
The themes 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.
Photography After Stonewall highlights the work of 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, Barbara Nitke, Lissa Rivera, Jeff Sheng, Pacifico Silano, Sage Sohier, Sam Stoich, Bill Travis, Arthur Tress, Annie Tritt, and Sophia Wallace.
Two scholarly essays, by Claude Summers and Nick Morgan, examine the legacy of Stonewall from a variety of perspectives, historic, cultural, political, and photographic. The book was designed by gallery photographer, Robert Kalman.
Financial Times Weekend Magazine, May 4, 2019, six-page spread
GLIMP! (Netherlands), X #3, March 2019, front cover and page 22
The Photo Review Newsletter, February-March 2019, page 21
“Photography After Stonewall—Examining the influence of the Stonewall Riots on creative photography,” L’Oeil de la Photographie, June 4, 2019
Vincent Cianni @Soho Photo Gallery,” Daylight News Letter, June 2019
Tribeca Tribune, May 2019
PeaceNews, May 2019
John Newton, “A Witness to History: Looking at the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in NYC,” Afar, May 30, 2019 (described as a “must-see” art exhibit)
“Celebrate Pride: 12 Awesome Events in NYC,” SVA Features, May 30, 2019 (described as an “awesome event”)
Club Free Time, May 2019
Metrosource, May 2019
NYC The Official Guide, May 2019
Wall Street International Magazine, May 30, 2019
Andy Adams @FlakPhoto (twitter), February 5
Photography After Stonewall is US$25.00 for the soft cover and $40.00 for hardbound, plus shipping and handling (128 pages, approximately 70 pages of plates, 8x10 inches). Ships within one week. You can purchase it online by clicking the Buy Now link below or at Soho Photo Gallery (see home page for our hours of operation).
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Editor, Photography After Stonewall