Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Voyeurism and Intimacy: The Public/Private Divide in Photography

I've just wrapped up a weeklong trip to San Francisco where I attended the Society for Photographic Education conference and the opening of Voyeurism and Intimacy: The Public/Private Divide in Photography, an exhibition at the Rayko Photo Center juried by renowned photographer Todd Hido.  My photograph Gregg was included in the exhibition, and it was a blast to see the great work in the show and to catch up with friends in San Francisco.  Here are a few photos:

Todd Hido looking at the show

Gregg, 2011

Gregg and me (photo by Dawoud Bey)

My lovely friend Nicole Perroni at the opening

Rayko Director Ann Jastrab and juror Todd Hido 

The crowd at Rayko

Me and my dear friends TT and Michael

My gracious San Francisco host, Suzi, and me at the opening

And, some photobooth fun with Matt Siber, Bryan M. Steiff, Kevin G. Malella, and Ethan Jones:

Thursday, March 8, 2012

I met Dan Savage!

I went to a talk tonight called "Curator's Bare All" at the Chicago History Museum, where Out in Chicago curators Jill Austin and Jennifer Brier discussed their exhibit with Bill Savage, a professor at Northwestern University, and the amazing writer and sex advice columnist Dan Savage.  It was thrilling to hear queer history talked about within a museum setting.  The exhibit closes in a few weeks and I need to go back to spend more time with it before then, as it was closed after the talk so I only saw a small portion of it.

And, I met Dan Savage!!!  I was totally starstruck, but I managed to cool my nerves long enough to tell him how much I love him (and his podcast!) and get a photo.  So here it is:

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Dallas visits Dallas

Dallas went to see my photo of him on display at Leslie/Lohman and sent me this photo.