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Limited edition print by Paul Mpagi Sepuya

Support the Robert Giard Foundation by purchasing a limited edition print by artist and Foundation board member Paul Mpagi Sepuya. Mirror Study (_2040670), 2017, archival pigment print, 10 x 13 inches (paper size 19 x 21), Edition of 20 with 2APs Prints can be purchased for $1,200 each. All proceeds go to support the future of the Robert Giard Foundation Fellowship for photographers and filmmakers. For questions and information on purchasing an edition, email [email protected]                ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography. Sepuya’s work has been covered and published in ARTFORUM, Aperture, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Art Review, Frieze, Art in America, Monocle, Osmos, The Nation, and he is a recipient of the 2017 Rema Hort Mann Foundation’s grant for Los Angeles artists. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the International Center for Photography, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Milwaukee Art Museum, and the Carnegie Museum, among others. Solo exhibitions include “Double Enclosure” at Fotomuseum Amsterdam (2018); “Dark Room” at Document, Chicago (2018) and “Dark Room” at team (bungalow), Los Angeles; and “Figures, Grounds and Studies” at Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York City (both 2017). Sepuya was recently featured in “Being: New Photography 2018” at the Museum of Modern Art and “Trigger” at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City (2018). His first museum survey of work from 2006 - 2018 will open May 2019 at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. Upcoming exhibitions include a project for the Whitney Biennial 2019, and group exhibitions at the Walker Art Center, Guggenheim Museum, Getty Museum, and Contemporary Art Museum Houston. Sepuya is currently visiting artist faculty at California Institute of the Arts and has been on the board of the Robert Giard Foundation since 2009.

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Join The Robert Giard Foundation at its Ninth Annual Fellowship Benefit

Featuring writers photographed by Robert Giard When Thursday, June 6, 2019 6:30 – 8:30 pm Proceeds from this event will support the annual Robert Giard Fellowship for emerging photographers working in the subject areas of sexuality and gender identity. Meet enthusiastic supporters and artists over cocktails Purchase tickets online ››› Or contact us at [email protected] Where Daniel Cooney | Fine Art 508-526 West 26th Street, #9C New York, NY 10001

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New and Emerging Writers

June 15 | 4:30 p.m. Join us on June 15th when new and emerging writers will read from their work, introduced by Christopher Bram, Joan Larkin, Jaime Manrique, and Pamela Sneed. These four established authors, whose portraits form part of Robert Giard’s exhibition of LGBTQ+ authors at Daniel Cooney | Fine Art, will invite us to hear published texts or works-in-progress by noteworthy younger writers on the contemporary scene. In the year of Stonewall 50, this will be an event to honor the queer literary past and look forward to the queer literary future. Pamela Sneed is an American poet, performance artist, actress, activist, and teacher. She is the author of two collections of poetry, Imagine Being More Afraid of Freedom Than Slavery, and KONG And Other Works and the chapbook, Lincoln (2014). Jaime Manrique was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, in 1949. He began writing poetry in his teens, and at age seventeen he moved to Florida with his mother and sister. He received a BA from the University of South Florida in 1972. Christopher Bram is the author of nine novels, including Gods and Monsters, which was made into the movie starring Ian McKellen and Lynn Redgrave. He has written nonfiction for a broad range of publications, including Out, the Huffington Post, and Architectural Digest. Joan Larkin is an American poet and playwright. She was active in the small press lesbian feminist publishing explosion in the 1970s, co-founding the independent publishing company Out & Out Books.

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Making Gay History

Robert Giard’s photographs of early LGBTQ activists including Harry Hay, Dorr Legg, Dick Leitsch, and Martha Shelley are increasingly part of the Making Gay History Podcast website.  In the 1980’s historian Eric Marcus interviewed over 60 LGBTQ elders. These interviews became the basis of his 1992 book, Making Gay History. In 2016 he started to turn these warm, passionate, sometimes funny, sometimes sad and always compelling interviews into individual podcasts with new context notes. Listening to the podcasts, seeing the photographs, makes the LGBTQ past come alive, very much part of the present and pointing the way toward possible futures.   Dorr Legg at the ONE Institute, 1994. Credit: Photo by Robert Giard © Jonathan Silin

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