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Inspiring a Movement: Photographs by JEB (Joan E. Biren)

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Please note: At the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Center, all programs and services for adults are cancelled through May 15, 2020. Some supportive services and the community book group will be offered in virtual formats, please check the event page on their website to know if the program is happening virtually or if it is cancelled.


Joan E. Biren (JEB), an internationally-recognized documentary photographer and filmmaker, has been chronicling the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals for more than 30 years. A self-taught photographer, JEB is the author of two groundbreaking collections: Eye to Eye: Portraits of Lesbians (1979) and Making a Way: Lesbians Out Front (1987). In 1997 George Washington University organized Queerly Visible, a retrospective exhibition of her photographs, which traveled the country. JEB's photographs are included in the collections of the Library of Congress, The George Washington University, the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, Smith College, and more.

Be sure to join Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center on Thursday, April 16 for an Artisit Reception and talk from 6 - 8 p.m.

This incredible exhibit of photographs by a legendary documentarian of the LGBT movement is curated by Margo Hobbs, Associate Professor and Department Chair of Art and Art History at Muhlenberg College.