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The Invisibles: Vintage Portraits of Love and Pride. Gay Couples in the Early Twentieth Century Hardcover – May 27, 2014
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“...a beautiful depiction…” –FeatureShoot
“The Invisibles makes visible a vital part of LGBT history often left untold. It adds the missing pieces to complete the puzzle that defines the community we celebrate…it also helps discover and understand an important chapter of the LGBT story, one definitely worth learning about….” –OUT New Jersey
“The Invisibles is a surprising collection of images of gay couples, cross-dressers, and sexually ambiguous individuals photographed from 1900-1960.” –Metrosource
“[The idea] love and sexuality are eternal is captured simply in this time capsule…the photos prove that couples found cherished moments even in what was considered a dark age.” –Indulge Magazine
“While we now take our visibility for granted, this book time travels to other eras less forgiving…Lifshitz was captivated by these images and even though the identities of the subjects have been lost to the mists of time, these frank individuals were our queer and fearless forebears and have a message for us today: we’re queer, we’re here, and always have been.” –Curve Magazine
“French filmmaker Sebastien Lifshitz has collected stunning archival photographs …” -BuzzFeed
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Absolutely nothing wrong with the book, I guess I just wanted something else.
As contemporary artist and filmmaker Sebastien Lifshitz proves in his documentary, The Invisibles, the LGBT community has been around for many years, decades, and even centuries. To reiterate the message, his book, The Invisibles: Vintage Portraits of Love and Pride, offers a unique collection of photographs he picked up at flea markets, over a period of time. These images of gay couples and individuals from pre-Stonewall twentieth century (1900-1960)--a time when being gay or lesbian "meant belonging to a genealogy of suffering," to a dramatic and even tragic destiny, these images shed light on the LGBT community and life at that time, through surprising stories, invisible until now. Images of “the invisibles” offer a glimpse into the lives of their subjects and, with that, some of the intimate, tender, loving and peaceful moments they shared secretly, in spite of the difficulties of the times in which they lived.
The Invisibles makes visible a vital part of LGBT history often left untold. It adds the missing pieces to complete the puzzle that defines the community we celebrate each October. It also helps us discover and understand an important chapter of the LGBT story, one definitely worth learning about any month of the year.
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This book is really a small wonder. It shows a world we thought never existed, and the pictures are so full of life. Read morePublished 9 months ago by AdiM
Wonderful collection. I'd recommend this to anyone. I even bought one as a gift for a friend.Published 9 months ago by Sam Morrison