Love and Resistance: Photographs from the Stonewall Era

Wed. Mar 6, 2019 at 6:30pm EST
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A new book of photography from the 1960s and 70s honors LGBTQ history. 

Nayland Blake, acclaimed artist and chair of the ICP/Bard MFA program, speaks with photographers about the work of photojournalists Kay Tobin Lahusen and Diana Davies, who captured the decades surrounding the Stonewall uprising on film. Their work, which is held in the Library’s archives, and is now on view in the new exhibition Love and Resistance: Stonewall 50, is also compiled in an accompanying book Love and Resistance: Out of the Closet Into the Stonewall Era. With an eye to the ways in which members of the queer community love, live, and protest, it is as much a historical account as it is an inspiration for contemporary resistance in an ongoing struggle. 

Blake will be joined by contemporary multi-media artist J Houston and photographer Richard Renaldi to discuss the legacy of Lahusen and Davies' work and its lasting impact.

For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance, but registration does not guarantee admission. All registered seats are released shortly before start time, and seats may become available at that time. A standby line will form one hour before the program.

Please send all press inquiries (photo, video, interviews, audio-recording, etc.) at least 24-hours before the day of the program to Sara Beth Joren at For all other inquiries, please contact

Major support of the Love & Resistance: Stonewall 50 exhibition and related programming is provided by The New York Community Trust, Hermes Mallea and Carey Maloney, and the TD Charitable Foundation and TD Bank. Additional support is provided by Time Warner and the Magnus Hirschfeld Endowment Fund.

Support for The New York Public Library’s Exhibitions Program has been provided by Celeste Bartos, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos Exhibitions Fund, Jonathan Altman, and Miriam and Ira D. Wallach.

ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing

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Celeste Auditorium at South Court (1st Floor) The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 42nd Street & 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10016