Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Love in Sepia

Last night was the opening of the Love in Sepia exhibition, the first I'm hosting at my new place in Second Norway.

The collection consists of old RL daguerreotypes and photographs showing male-male intimacy: portraits of couples, intimate friends, military buddies... from the late 19th and the early 20th century.

For some of the visitors, many of the images will be already known, as they've been circulating on gay history blogs and websites. Others, though, might be surprised by the sense of closeness and romance visible in these early photos.

In the current format, the exhibition will be open until the end of April and you can visit by following this SLurl. After that it will become part of a permanent and expanded exhibition I'm already working on, covering the 1940s and 50s.

P. S. Big thanks to all who've made a donation to the gallery. I'll be sending a souvenir from the exhibition to everyone.