Thursday, 6/6/2024
6:00 - 7:30
James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center - 3rd Fl
Main Library

100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

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Master portrait photographer Shelby Cohen discusses her 40-year-long career, including her lesbian and queer erotica photography of the 1980’s, with a slideshow presentation.

Shelby Cohen is a butch lesbian master portrait photographer who began shooting the San Francisco LGBTQ+ scene in the early 1980’s, photographing for On Our Backs, Gay Games II, Theatre Rhinoceros and more.  Her photographic work has continued to focus on the changing evolution of LGBTQ+ identities (especially lesbian identities), queer community, body positivity, erotica and sex positivity through the last four decades. Cohen’s current body of work is about the new queer generation, and she aims to communicate the power of the ground that has been broken over the last 40 years, and the sense of political and personal freedom that continues to resonate and impact our current world.


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