The collection contains portraits of 91 gay men and lesbians who are literary figures, community activists, and performing
artists. Some portraits were chosen on the basis of the subjects' connection to the San Francisco Bay Area.
Robert Giard (1939-2002) was a photographer based in Amagansett, N.Y. He began photographing gay and lesbian literary figures
in 1985. The archives of his project includes over 500 images, some of which have been exhibited at the San Francisco and
New York Public Libraries and many other venues. For further information on Robert Giard, please see the website of The Robert
Giard Foundation at www.robertgiardfoundation.org.
8 oversized boxes
(91 gelatin silver prints (16" x 20"), matted (20" x 24"), titled, numbered, dated, some signed)
Retained by the Estate of Robert Giard. For contact information, please see the website of The Robert Giard Foundation at