LGBT by Daniel Nicoletta
San Francisco: The Daniel Nicoletta Photographs

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Nicoletta’s comprehensive visual history of gay San Francisco does indeed, to quote Sylvester’s gay anthem, make us feel Mighty Real.
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Glittering drag queens, gay politics and alternative theater: Nicoletta was at the heart of the gay mecca that was 1970s San Francisco
Daniel Nicoletta (born 1954) has been a leading chronicler of the LGBT civil rights movement in San Francisco over the last 40 years. This is the first book dedicated to his powerful photographs documenting the journey of the burgeoning lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender mecca that was San Francisco in the 1970s through to the present. Nicoletta is best known for his iconic images of Harvey Milk, one of the world’s first openly gay elected officials, who was assassinated by a homophobic colleague in 1978. Nicoletta portrayed glittering drag queens, the alternative theater world and the steadfast bravery of same-sex couples trying to live their lives amid often adverse cultural sea changes. Today, Nicoletta continues to document the reverberations of Milk’s legacy. He serves as a key point person for LGBT civil rights and Milk-related research. In 2014, one of Nicoletta’s photographs was used on a US Harvey Milk Forever stamp. LGBT: San Francisco is an essential gay history and a stunning photographic work that is not to be missed.
 

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Published June 27, 2017 by Reel Art Press. 304 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Arts & Photography, Travel, Gay & Lesbian.
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Reviewed by Lew Whittington on Jun 26 2017

Nicoletta’s comprehensive visual history of gay San Francisco does indeed, to quote Sylvester’s gay anthem, make us feel Mighty Real.

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