Announcing the 2018 Robert Giard Foundation Fellowship Winner

At the 8th Annual Robert Giard Foundation Fellowship Benefit on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, the foundation’s board announced this year’s fellowship winner in photography: Roberto Tondopó (right). His project, "Holy Glorious San Sebastian”, depicts the Chuntás, men who dress as women and dance during the Fiesta Grande of Chiapas, Mexico. The $7,500 Robert Giard Fellowship is the one of the largest such awards given anywhere to a visual artist dealing with subject matter on sexuality...

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Join The Robert Giard Foundation at its Eighth Annual Fellowship Benefit

With special guest of honor Masha Gessen National Book Award-winning writer and activist Tuesday, June 19, 2018 — 7:00-8:30 pm At the Penumbra Foundation 36 East 30th Street New York, NY 10016 Proceeds from this event will support the annual Robert Giard Fellowship for emerging photographers and filmmakers working on themes of gender, sexuality, and the LGBTQ+ experience. Meet enthusiastic supporters and artists over cocktails. All donors will be listed in the event program if they respond by May 30. Go to New York Charities...

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PJ Raval’s “Call Her Ganda” Premieres at Tribeca Film Festival

P.J. Raval’s documentary “Call Her Ganda”  received its world premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. P.J. Raval was the 2017-18 Robert Giard fellowship winner  and we are pleased to have provided financial support for the completion of this powerful film. To learn more visit  

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Recent Exhibitions

Particular Voices: Portraits of Gay & Lesbian Writers

Robert Giard's images from Particular Voices: Portraits of Gay & Lesbian Writers are at the Leslie Lohman Museum from April 25-May 20, 2018. These portraits commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Lambda Literary Awards and the annual Lambda Award Reading taking place at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. For more information visit  

April 25, 2018 through May 20, 2018

Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
26 Wooster Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 431-2609

Ka-Man Tse, Giard 2014-15 fellow, has Exhibit at New York Public Library

Ka-Man Tse, the 2014 - 2015 Robert Giard Fellow, has work currently showing at the New York Public Library Mulberry Street branch from through September 7th, 2016. Ka-Man explains: "These photographs are part of an ongoing investigation surrounding notions of home, family, identity and community. My image-making is informed by the points of intersection between the LGBTQ and the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community; and what is shared, divergent, and negotiated between these two seemingly disparate worlds." Ka-Man Tse exhibit at NYPL Mulberry Street branch.

June 01, 2016 through September 07, 2016

New York Public Library, Mulberry Street Branch

New York, NY