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Finding aid to the David Greene Shameless Photographs, 1974 Coll2013.011
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Description
Between February and August 1974, David Greene photographed men and women who challenged gender stereotypes. The Darkroom Gallery in Berkeley, California exhibited the images in the fall of that year. The collection includes ten of the fifty photographs that were exhibited in his show titled Shameless. The ten photographs capture twelve shameless gay men embracing their genderqueer identity.
Background
David Greene attended the University of Michigan, where he wrote and directed a feature length film, Pamela and Ian. After graduating, he relocated to San Francisco, California. Where he photographed men and women who challenged gender stereotypes. Fifty of his photographs were exhibited in a show titled Shameless. The show opened in Berkeley, California in 1974 with more than 200 people attending, most in drag. The exhibition then traveled to San Francisco in 1975 as Andy's Donuts, Center of the Universe. The exhibition subsequently traveled as Shameless to New York (1976), Chicago (1978), and Zurich (1979). Greene also photographed a series of images for the book Men Loving Men published by Gay Sunshine Press (1977).
Extent
10.0 b&w photographs.
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.