Loving: A Photographic History Of Men In Love 1850S-1950S

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Loving: A Photographic History Of Men In Love 1850S-1950S

Loving: A Photographic History Of Men In Love 1850S-1950S

Loving: A Photographic History of Men in Love, 1850-1950 portrays the history of romantic love between men in hundreds of moving and tender vernacular photographs taken between the years 1850 and 1950. This visual narrative of astonishing sensitivity brings to light an until-now-unpublished collection of hundreds of snapshots, portraits, and group photos taken in the most varied of contexts, both private and public. Taken when male partnerships were often illegal, the photos here were found at flea markets, in shoe boxes, family archives, old suitcases, and later online and at auctions. The collection now includes photos from all over the world: Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Japan, Greece, Latvia, the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, and Serbia. The subjects were identified as couples by that unmistakable look in the eyes of two people in love - impossible to manufacture or hide. They were also recognized by body language - evidence as subtle as one hand barely grazing another - and by inscriptions, often coded. Included here are ambrotypes, daguerreotypes, glass negatives, tin types, cabinet cards, photo postcards, photo strips, photomatics, and snapshots - over 100 years of social history and the development of photography.Loving will be produced to the highest standards in illustrated book publishing, The photographs - many fragile from age or handling - have been digitized using a technology derived from that used on surveillance satellites and available in only five places around the world. Paper and other materials are among the best available. And Loving will be manufactured at one of the world's elite printers. Loving, the book, will be up to the measure of its message in every way. In these delight-filled pages, couples in love tell their own story for the first time at a time when joy and hope - indeed human connectivity - are crucial lifelines to our better selves. Universal in reach and overwhelming in impact, Loving speaks to our spirit and resilience, our capacity for bliss, and our longing for the shared truths of love.ReviewFinding these photographs is a rescue mission for Nini and Treadwell, and they see themselves as stewards of the once lost images. They haven't shared their collection with anyone until now, mostly because they didn't think anyone would want to see it. To their surprise, the response has been overwhelmingly positive and often emotional. The images have resonated with all ages, genders, and orientations, political or otherwise. ??In Site,? The Washington PostWhat do images of men in love during a time when it was illegal tell us? What are we looking for in the faces of these people who dared to challenge the mores of their time to seek solace together? Flipping through the book, it wasn't that I felt that I learned a great deal about being LGBTQ, but what gave me comfort was the feeling that we're not going anywhere. Seeing ourselves in the past is as much about being certain of our present and, dare I say, our future. When we see them as connected, we feel more whole, and that's what love is about for many of us anyway. -- Hrag Vartanian ?HyperallergicThe sweetness of the images is palpable, and may even startle in their brazenness, such as the photo of the men holding a preprinted sign that reads: ?Not Married But Willing to Be.? ?.The Nini-Treadwell collection?not only allows us to imagine what it must have felt like to discover this image and hold it and freely breathe in these loving looks. It also becomes a promise we keep to these forgotten men, acknowledging their devotion, who loved despite all the odds. -- Jerry Portwood ?Rolling Stone?a powerful testament to same-sex couples and the strength they demonstrated prior to the Stonewall uprising. ?Huffington PostIn public, the men [in LOVING]?were compelled to hide their sexual identities. But in these candid photos, their resilience is plainly visible. ?

Specification of Loving: A Photographic History Of Men In Love 1850S-1950S

AuthorNini, Hugh|Treadwell, Neal
Publisher5 Continents Editions Srl
Publication Year14-10-2020
Height9.01 inch.
Length1.37 inch.
Width11.28 inch.
Weight4.45 pounds.

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