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My Photos in LGBT Art: Our Common Wealth Exhibition

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Laurie says: I’m delighted to have four of my portraits at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.  I’ll be there for the artist’s walk-through at the opening with other artists and the curator Pam Penniston to talk about them. The exhibition is at the gallery of the Commonwealth Club in downtown San Francisco and runs […]

Photographs In 2014 National Queer Arts Festival

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Laurie says: I’m delighted to have 2 of my nude portraits in Body, body, bodies, a feature exhibition of the 2014 National Queer Arts Festival in San Francisco. One is of my friend Tee Corinne (taken shortly before her death in 2006). Tee was a groundbreaking Lesbian erotic artist whose works included The Cunt Coloring […]

“Groin Gazing”: Taboos, Penises, and “Fashion” Photography (NSFW)

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

Laurie and Debbie say: Photographer Claire Milbrath did a fashion photography shoot for Vice (a print and online magazine) called “Groin Gazing,” in which casual clothes are (apparently) being sold to men (sexual orientation unknown) by means of torso and groin shots, showing (apparently) erect penises under the clothes on offer. Tracy Moore at Jezebel […]

Penises, Guns, and Safer Sex Ads

Monday, October 14th, 2013

(Cross-posted on Feminste) Laurie and Debbie say: (CONTAINS GRAPHIC AND EXPLICIT IMAGES) The brilliant Lisa Wade at Sociological Images has a thought-provoking piece about penis/gun imagery in safer sex ads, like this particularly vivid one: She situates the conversation in an anthropological context which demystifies the penis, which you can read at the link. After […]

National Museum of Art Essay

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Laurie says: As I’ve written, my photo of Bob Guter was chosen my the National Museum of Art in Osaka to represent my work in the 35th anniversary catalogue of their permanent collection, issued in 2012. They have 12 of my photos in their permanent collection, and this was their choice for the catalogue. Each […]

Laurie’s Work Featured in the Huffington Post: 30 LGBT Artists You Should Know

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Laurie says: I was delighted to be invited to participate in the Huffington Post’s 30 LGBT Artists You Should Know. Now that the piece is up, I’m honored to be in the company they chose. The works include Frida Kahlo, David Hockney, Robert Rauschenberg, Hannah Höch, Rotimi Fani-Kayode and 25 other artists. It’s really worth […]

Fine Art, Social Change, and Community Involvement

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Laurie and Debbie say: A connection of ours who does excellent community work, including in the field of fat activism, has asked us to summarize how we create community involvement (especially diversity of involvement) in our work. Because all of the work we did before Body Impolitic was done before the explosion of social media, […]

The Allure Of The Collection: Osaka Museum Exhibition

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Laurie says: The Allure of the Collection, the celebratory 35th Anniversary exhibition of the National Museum of Art in Osaka opens today .  I’m thrilled that I have six photographs in the exhibition (two from Women En Large and four from Familiar Men). And I very much appreciate the care they took with the accompanying […]

Photo in National Museum of Art Catalog

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Laurie says: The National Museum of Art has just published “Selected Works from the Collection of the National Museum of Art, Osaka”.  I am delighted that my photograph of Bob Guter is among the chosen work .. .. As Bob Guter says in Familiar Men: “I would like to be able to tell you that […]

Karl Michalak

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Laurie says: This picture, of Karl Michalak and his tiger was the poster for my solo exhibition at the National Museum of Art in Osaka, Japan in 2001. I am not a woman. I don’t know what it’s like to be raped. I don’t pretend to have any privileged insights Into the feminine psyche. But […]