Sound recordings, photographs and related
material created by Los Angeles-based photographer and filmmaker Nancy
Rosenblum. The core of the collection is photographs and related material from
Rosenblum's two photography exhibitions: "Vegetables: A Reaction to Male
Violence Against Women" (1979) and "Some of My Best Friends... Portraits of
Lesbians," a series of lesbian portraits photographed in Los Angeles in the
1980s and early 1990s. The collection also includes sound recordings of
interviews (2002 - 2003) that Rosenblum conducted for Southern California's
gay- and lesbian-oriented radio program, IMRU Radio.
Born in August 1954, Nancy Rosenblum grew up in the suburbs of Los
Angeles and developed an interest in photography and filmmaking at age seven.
She often borrowed her father's Bell & Howell 8mm camera and spliced
together short movies. After coming out as a lesbian in 1975, she attended the
photography program at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) for six
years, eventually earning her Master of Fine Arts degree in 1983. During her
time at CalArts, she created two photography exhibits. Her first exhibit,
"Vegetables: A Reaction to Male Violence Against Women," premiered in 1979 and
her second exhibit, "Some of My Best Friends... Portraits of Lesbians," was her
1983 Master's show. She also created a 3-monitor video installation about
growing up in her family.
1 archive carton + 3 flat
archive boxes. 3.1 linear feet.
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