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Leonard Suryajaya is 2016-2017 Robert Giard Fellow

At its annual benefit on June 7, 2016, the Robert Giard Foundation, in partnership with CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies at the City University of New York, announced its new Fellow, Leonard Suryajaya, for his multimedia project Other Mother.

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6th Annual Robert Giard Foundation Benefit, Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 6:30-8:30pm

Please join us at the Sixth Annual Benefit in support of the Giard Fellowship for emerging photographers and filmmakers working on themes of gender, sexuality, and the LGBTQ experience. Our guests of honor will be Blanche Wiesen Cook & Clare Coss. Blanche Cook and Clare Coss, life-long activists for social justice and the rights of LGBTQ people, were early supporters of Robert Giard’s work and reflect the Foundation’s commitment to artists working on the margins. Blanche Cook is an award-winning historian, biographer of Eleanor Roosevelt, and Distinguished City University of New York Professor, and her partner, Clare Coss, a groundbreaking playwright and psychotherapist. Learn more about guests of honor Blanche Wiesen Cook & Clare Coss Note: The previously announced guest of honor, actress Cherry Jones, will not be able to join us due to a scheduling conflict. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 6:30-8:30pm Hosted by Belmont Freeman Architects, 310 Riverside Drive, Suite 2205, New York City Reserve your tickets today.

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Ka-Man Tse: Narrow Distances

March 22, 2016, 6:30 pm–8:30 pm   The Graduate Center, CUNY, Room C205 CLAGS 2014-2015 Robert Giard Fellow, Ka-man Tse will present her recent work, Narrow Distances,a series of photographs made within the LGBTQ community in Hong Kong between 2014-2015. She will also screen her video Gahp Song, an ongoing participatory video project that is about food as language, memory, intimacy, trust and play. Filmed over the course of six years, the meals take place in public places and private homes throughout New York, California, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. (Running time of video, 20 minutes.)

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