Keepin’ on: Images of African American Lesbians
from the Lesbian Herstory Archives
Curated by: Morgan Gwenwald, Paula Grant and Georgia Brooks
Paula as she appeared
at the Peanut Gallery
(click to enlarge)
Here we are- from our earliest images to the present day.
Yes, some well known, well-beloved faces and images. But also
our snapshots- at play and at work, with our lovers and families,
with our friends and sisters-in-our-many struggles. Alone
and together. And, Oh! In case you wondered why isn't she
here? Why isn't her face here? Not just because of the selection
process or because she didn't know in time, although that
is a reason. Not just because of history, who chose what to
document (i.e. racism), although those are reasons. Not just
because of who had a camera and who took the photo and who
could afford it anyway, although those are reasons. But because
we really don't know about her... not for sure. And if we
really do know, she is still a little concerned about her
job, her kids, her parents and she still has cause. So not
this time, not this year, but maybe next year. And next time,
--Paula Grant, for the curators of "Keepin' On"
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