Making a Way: Lesbians Out Front (Hardcover)

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JEB (Joan E. Biren) first introduced viewers to her photographs in 1979 when she published Eye to Eye: Portraits of Lesbians, a groundbreaking celebration of women loving women. In the years that followed, JEB collaborated with poets, musicians, filmmakers, elected officials, healthcare providers, factory workers, spiritual leaders, and others who built communities and worked for political change. Her second book Making a Way: Lesbians Out Front, published in 1987, depicts the spirit and energy of this movement in more than a hundred emotionally resonant photographs that take us from passionate activism to thoughtful solitude, while remarks and remembrances from each woman photographed deepen the historic record. This reissue of Making a Way adds insightful new essays by Cheryl Clarke and JD Samson, resulting in an essential document of an era whose impact continues to be felt across our society today.

About the Author

Joan E. Biren, known as JEB, is a filmmaker, photographer, and lesbian activist who has been documenting lesbian lives and communities since the 1970s. Her work serves to legitimize the lives and experiences of lesbians and queer people through honest portraits of everyday life. She was a member of the short-lived but influential The Furies Collective, a lesbian commune in Washington, DC, presented the touring slideshow exhibition The Dyke Show throughout the 80's, and has produced several documentaries on queer topics. In an effort to destabilize the traditional power structures present in portraiture, she considers her models to be muses rather than subjects.JD Samson is a musician, producer, songwriter, and DJ. As lead singer of the band MEN and member of the feminist-punk band and performance project Le Tigre, Samson has toured extensively and collaborated with numerous major artists, in addition to producing and composing highly influential work across the fields of music, fine and visual arts, fashion, and activism. She is currently an Assistant Arts Professor and Area Head of Performance at NYU's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, where she is working on a range of collaborative music and performance projects.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781944860660
ISBN-10: 1944860665
Publisher: Anthology Editions
Publication Date: March 18th, 2025
Pages: 116
Language: English