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Rick Gerharter Photographs Collection, 1988-1995
GLC 42  
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Provenance
  • Biographical note
  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement

  • Title: Rick Gerharter Photographs Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1988-1995
    Collection Identifier: GLC 42
    Creator: Gerharter, Rick
    Physical Description: 2 oversized boxes (26 images, silver gelatin prints, 11 x 14", matted size 16 x 20")
    Contributing Institution: James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library
    100 Larkin Street
    San Francisco, CA 94102
    (415) 557-4567
    info@sfpl.org
    Abstract: Rick Gerharter is a San Francisco-based free-lance photojournalist. This collection of images was selected by the artist and documents activities in San Francisco's LGBT community from 1988 through mid-1995. Many photos were taken while on assignment for the Bay Area Reporter and capture the intensity and emotion of many facets of queer life, including AIDS activism, celebration, care-giving, sports, and visibility.
    Physical Location: The collection is stored onsite.
    Language of Materials: Collection materials are in English.

    Access

    The collection is available for viewing during Photo Desk hours: Tuesday: 1-5; Thursday: 1-5; Saturday: 10-12, 1-5.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright retained by Rick Gerharter.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Rick Gerharter Photographs Collection (GLC 42), Gay and Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library.

    Provenance

    Donated by the Friends and Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library, 2000.

    Biographical note

    Rick Gerharter is a San Francisco-based freelance photojournalist who has been documenting the LGBT communities since 1987. His work has appeared in numerous international and national publications, most regularly in the weekly newspaper, the Bay Area Reporter. His work is featured in the books: Out in the Castro: desire, promise, activism; Witness the Love: stories from the heart of the AIDS epidemic; Gay by the Bay; and Out in America: a portrait of gay and lesbian life. His work also appears in numerous other books, videos and publications.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection of black and white images was selected by the artist and documents activities in San Francisco's LGBT community from 1988 through mid-1995. Many were taken while on assignment for the Bay Area Reporter and capture the intensity and emotion of many facets of queer life, including AIDS activism, celebration, care-giving, sports, and visibility.

    Arrangement

    Arranged chronologically.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Gerharter, Rick--Archives
    Gay men--California--San Francisco--Portraits
    Gays--California--San Francisco--Social life and customs--20th century--Photograph collections
    Lesbians--California--San Francisco--Portraits
    San Francisco (Calif.)--Social life and customs--20th century--Photograph collections
    Transsexuals--California--San Francisco--Portraits.