Flora Darby

In/Visible
Archival Ink Jet Prints
4 x 8’
2009
All source material courtesy of the GLBT Historical Society
Work in Exhibition:

In/Visible
Archival Ink Jet Prints
4 x 8’
2009
All source material courtesy of the GLBT Historical Society

(Cluster of digital prints. Close-up and gallery views)

The images presented act as visual documents, providing context to a time and place unique to San Francisco’s queer history. The photos reflect different manifestations of queer identity; in particular each image was produced as a direct result of an organized presence, one that put the interests of homosexuals first. The images are linked through one man’s visual record and participation in each activity. The cluster is loosely arranged to not only visually represent community, but to also serve as an informal timeline. Spanning over a decade, the photos begin in 1964 and conclude in 1978, giving testament to the shift in power relations through presence and organization. Collectively, these photos are more than just photos of gay men in daily life: they reveal an inner strength founded on common interest.

- Flora Darby