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Finding Aid to the Sunny Bak Photography Collection Coll2013.037
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The collection includes Bak's medium format color transparenices/unmounted slides of Ashley Herrin and Catherine Angiel and alternative layouts for the June 21, 1993, Newsweek cover story, "Lesbians Come Out Strong." The collection also contains Bak's images of lesbian women and couples on 10% Productions and G Gallery greeting cards, postcards and posters. Bak photographed hundreds of entertainers including members of 10,000 Maniacs, Madonna, and Philippe Saisse. She may be most well-known for her work on the Beastie Boys album, Licensed to Ill.
Sunny Bak was born in Manhattan. She was a photographer for her junior high school newspaper in Queens, New York. She shot the cast of Broadway shows for the paper. She went on to study at The School Visual Arts Nikon House and at The New School for Social Research under Philippe Halsman.
4.1 linear feet. 1 archives carton + 1 archives flat box + 4 posters.
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.
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.