Artist Reception and Talk: Joan E. Biren

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"To this day I have women, even young women, tell me that my photographs make a difference, help them to see themselves, to date to come out. If silence equals death, invisibility also equals death." -JEB as quoted in the New York Times, 2019


The Fine Art Galleries at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center are thrilled to host an Inspiring a Movement: Photographs by JEB (Joan E. Biren) on display from April 16-June 30th, 2020 with an artist reception and talk on April 16th from 6-8pm. In addition to the artist reception, The Reel Queer Film Series at the center will screen JEB's film For Love and Life on April 15 at 6pm. 

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.

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.


Artist receptions at Bradbury-Sullivan Center are sober-social events. No alcohol will be present.

April 16, 2020 at 6:00pm - 8pm
The Fine Art Galleries at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
522 W Maple St
at Bayard Rustin Way
Allentown, PA 18101
United States
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