Embodiment: A Portrait of Queer Life in America

Award-winning photographer Molly Landreth will present her images of queer life in America and engage in a conversation with Art History Professor James Saslow at The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies on September 30. The images reveal themes of love and survival, creative forms of gender expression and the ever changing anatomy of a family.

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Molly Landreth, recipient of the Robert Giard Fellowship for her multi-platform visual survey Embodiment: A Portrait of Queer Life in America, will present images from the project and engage in a freewheeling conversation about it with art historian Professor James Saslow of Queens College and The Graduate Center, CUNY.

Describing her grant-winning project, Ms. Landreth says that Embodiment: A Portrait of Queer Life in America is “a multimedia archive and a journey through a rapidly changing community and the lives of people who offer brave new visions of what it means to be queer in America today.”

Molly Landreth’s work has been featured in the New York Times’ Lens Blog, Time Magazine’s LightBox, Le Monde, The Guardian, and The Advocate. She is a freelance photographer based in Seattle, Washington, and she is on the faculty of The Photographic Center Northwest.

James Saslow is Professor of Renaissance Art and Theatre at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, and Professor of Art History at Queens College, CUNY. His first book Ganymede in the Renaissance helped open the field of art history to serious consideration of the role of homosexuality and gender in the art and society of the early modern period. His most recent book, Pictures and Passions: A History of Homosexuality in the Visual Arts received two awards from the Lambda Literary Foundation. Saslow is currently working on a memoir of the early decades of gay and lesbian culture in the United States.

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Event Information Embodiment: A Portrait of Queer Life in America takes place on Monday, September 30, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT) in room C198, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10016. Seat reservations can be done at: http://bit.ly/1dw2yvt. More information: http://clags.org
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