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Rick Gerharter Photographs Collection, 1988-1995
GLC 42  
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Description
Rick Gerharter is a San Francisco-based free-lance photojournalist. This collection of images was selected by the artist and documents activities in San Francisco's LGBT community from 1988 through mid-1995. Many photos were taken while on assignment for the Bay Area Reporter and capture the intensity and emotion of many facets of queer life, including AIDS activism, celebration, care-giving, sports, and visibility.
Background
Rick Gerharter is a San Francisco-based freelance photojournalist who has been documenting the LGBT communities since 1987. His work has appeared in numerous international and national publications, most regularly in the weekly newspaper, the Bay Area Reporter. His work is featured in the books: Out in the Castro: desire, promise, activism; Witness the Love: stories from the heart of the AIDS epidemic; Gay by the Bay; and Out in America: a portrait of gay and lesbian life. His work also appears in numerous other books, videos and publications.
Extent
2 oversized boxes (26 images, silver gelatin prints, 11 x 14", matted size 16 x 20")
Restrictions
Copyright retained by Rick Gerharter.
Availability
The collection is available for viewing during Photo Desk hours: Tuesday: 1-5; Thursday: 1-5; Saturday: 10-12, 1-5.