With dramatic photography and compelling text, 16 members of Black Brothers Esteem document for the entire San Francisco community their search for and in some cases creation of spirituality in a world that too often abandons, even condemns them. This project showcases their soul-searching, their solidarity, their courage and ultimately just how important their spirituality is to their mental and physical health. Black Brothers Esteem is a prevention and support program designed to empower men who live predominantly in the Tenderloin/Polk Gulch and Sixth Street corridor sections of San Francisco. These men struggle not only with issues related to HIV, but also with racism, addiction, poverty, homophobia, violence and marginal housing conditions.
Exhibition: From June 10 through August 7, 2008, Main Library, Third Floor, African American Center and James C. Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center, 100 Larkin Street (at Grove)