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Anthony Friedkin: The Gay Essay (Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)

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For more than forty years, American photographer Anthony Friedkin (b. 1949), creating full-frame black-and-white images, has documented people, cities, and landscapes primarily in his home state of California. During the culturally tumultuous years of 1969 and 1970, Friedkin made a series of photographs that together offer an eloquent and expressive visual chronicle of the gay communities of Los Angeles and San Francisco at the time. This is the first book to explore the series, titled The Gay Essay, in depth, within the broader historical context that gave rise to it.

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1969 witnessed the Stonewall riots in New York City and was a turning point in the history of community building and organized political activism among homosexuals in the United States.and#160; The Gay Essay provides a singular, intimate record of this crucial moment. Friedkinand#8217;s portraits, taken in streets, hotels, bars, and dancehalls, demonstrate a sensitivity and an understanding that has imbued the photographs with an enduring resonance. This handsome book features seventy-five full-page plates and is accompanied by engaging essays and a poem by Eileen Myles.

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"In 1969, just a few months after the Stonewall riots, 19-year-old photographer, surfer, and native Californian Friedkin set out to document gay culture in Los Angeles and San Francisco, a three-year, life-changing project riding the crest of the burgeoning Gay Liberation movement. The photographs span the dizzyingly multi-faceted culture of a harassed community suddenly visible and celebratory, from drag queens and hustlers to hippies, activists, defrocked clergy, and men and women experimenting with the fluid nature of identity. This photographic essay captures the poignancy and exuberance of those wildly free and creative years before the AIDS crisis. The 75 black and white photos combined yield a surprisingly subtle, and all the more vivid documentation of an era and community As Nayland Blake so eloquently states in his introductory essay, 'These explosions of joy and these flowerings are fleeting, and yet they are exactly what was historically important about Gay Liberation.' 75 full page plates. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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An unprecedented look at a moving photographic series that chronicles the gay communities of Los Angeles and San Francisco from 1969 to 1972and#160;

Synopsis:

This is the first book to explore the historically significant and moving photographs taken by Friedkin in gay communities of Los Angeles and San Francisco in 1969 and 1970.

About the Author

Julian Cox is the founding curator of photography and chief administrative curator at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Nayland Blake is an artist, writer, and educator, and is chair of the ICP-Bard Program in Advanced Photographic Studies at the International Center of Photography, New York. Eileen Mylesand#160;is a New York-based poet, whose recent books include Snowflake/different streets and Inferno.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780300206371
Author:
Cox, Julian
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Author:
Cox, Julian
Author:
Myles, Eileen
Author:
Blake, Nayland
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20140731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100 b/w illus.
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
11.75 x 11 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Photography » Anthologies and History
Arts and Entertainment » Photography » Individual Photographers » Monographs
Education » Writing
Gay and Lesbian » Fiction and Poetry » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In 1969, just a few months after the Stonewall riots, 19-year-old photographer, surfer, and native Californian Friedkin set out to document gay culture in Los Angeles and San Francisco, a three-year, life-changing project riding the crest of the burgeoning Gay Liberation movement. The photographs span the dizzyingly multi-faceted culture of a harassed community suddenly visible and celebratory, from drag queens and hustlers to hippies, activists, defrocked clergy, and men and women experimenting with the fluid nature of identity. This photographic essay captures the poignancy and exuberance of those wildly free and creative years before the AIDS crisis. The 75 black and white photos combined yield a surprisingly subtle, and all the more vivid documentation of an era and community As Nayland Blake so eloquently states in his introductory essay, 'These explosions of joy and these flowerings are fleeting, and yet they are exactly what was historically important about Gay Liberation.' 75 full page plates. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
An unprecedented look at a moving photographic series that chronicles the gay communities of Los Angeles and San Francisco from 1969 to 1972and#160;

"Synopsis" by ,
This is the first book to explore the historically significant and moving photographs taken by Friedkin in gay communities of Los Angeles and San Francisco in 1969 and 1970.

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