Recognized / Recognizability: LGBTQ+ Photo Archives & History – ONE Archives Foundation virtual panel April 7th

ONE Archives Foundation presents an online panel discussion on LGBTQ+ photography, history, and archives, Recognized / Recognizability: LGBTQ Photo Archives and History, moderated by Kaucyila Brooke. Taking place on April 7th at 5pm PT, the virtual panel will bring together Neal Baer, Zackary Drucker, Texas Isaiah, Kang Seung Lee, and Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell.

Courtesy of the Nini-Treadwell Collection © “Loving” by 5 Continents Editions.

These photographers, artists, collectors, and television producers will explore LGBTQ+ history through the lens of photography and consider the historical absence and presence of images of LGBTQ+ life.

Recognized / Recognizability: LGBTQ Photo Archives and History is inspired by the recent publication of Loving: A Photographic History of Men in Love, 1850s-1950s by Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell.

“The subjects in our photos, with the publication of Loving, will narrate their own lives for the first time in history,” said Nini and Treadwell. “Far from being ostracized or condemned, they will be celebrated, and the love that they shared will inspire others, as it has in us.”

Photo by Texas Isaiah.

ONE Archives Foundation board member Dr. Neal Baer said, “Many of us grew up without LGBTQ role models. These photographs of queer love from the past link us to our ancestors and help us honor those who sacrificed for the rights we now hold sacred. These photographs also remind us to continue our fight to love.”

Zackary Drucker, Portraits of Flawless Sabrina, 2005-2007, courtesy of the photographer.

“This event gets to the heart of our work at ONE Archives Foundation: showcasing the stories of LGBTQ+ life that have often been overlooked. I’m so pleased to welcome this group of authors and artists—each of them is doing groundbreaking work,” said Jennifer C. Gregg, Executive Director of ONE Archives Foundation.

Photo by Texas Isaiah.
Zackary Drucker, Portraits of Flawless Sabrina, 2005-2007, courtesy of the photographer.

Recognized/Recognizability is organized by ONE Archives Foundation and co-presented with Book Soup. This event is free with a suggested donation of $10. Learn more about Recognized/Recognizability at the ONE Archives website.

ONE Archives Foundation, founded in 1952, is the oldest active LGBTQ organization in the United States, and is dedicated to telling the accurate stories and history of all LGBTQ people and their culture. As an independent nonprofit, ONE Archives Foundation promotes ONE Archives at the USC Libraries — the largest repository of LGBTQ materials in the world — and provides innovative educational initiatives, public exhibitions, and community programs. Learn more, donate and become a member at, and connect with ONE on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @onearchives.

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