A new photography exhibit presented by the GLBT Historical Society and the San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries

has opened its online version. The exhibit commemorates the 50th anniversary of San Franscico’s “Christopher Street Liberation Day”, held a year after Stonewall, on June 27, 1970, which evolved into the Pride celebrations of today and includes dozens of photographs and images illustrating the evolution of Pride in the city.

“Curators Lenore Chinn and Pamela Peniston have employed a multifaceted curatorial approach, selecting images that document the event’s humble origins in the 1970s to the massive gatherings of recent years. Their choices highlight the diversity of both the photographers and the subjects depicted. The curators evaluated each photo based on its intrinsic aesthetic beauty as well as its ability to convey how people were experiencing Pride events.”


This article introduces the exhibit:



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