New Exhibit At Alice Austen House Now Showing – Jean Weisinger: Progress Towards Freedom And Love Plus Celebration For One Year Anniversary Of AAH’s Designation As National Site Of LGBTQ+ History


Jean Weisinger: Progress Towards Freedom and Love + Anniversary of AAH’s Designation as a National Site of LGBTQ+ History

In our newest contemporary exhibition, AAH presents one of the first retrospectives of seminal photographer Jean Weisinger. Active in the 1990s and 2000s, Weisinger’s photographs have become a powerful tool in her fight against racism, sexism, classism, and violence towards women, children, and all living beings.

Though her exceptional work has found its place in esteemed collections, Weisinger is often not credited for the use of her groundbreaking images and has not had the resources to convert her vast 35mm archive to digital.

AAH Executive Director Victoria Munro has worked side by side with the artist in her San Francisco studio to bring forth the best of her vast, largely unpublished canon.

This exhibition stands as one of the first retrospectives of Weisinger’s career, showcasing her journey as a lesbian photographer of color documenting the achievements of women and the struggles faced by people of color worldwide.

Come to the House after the anniversary of AAH’s Designation as a National Site of LGBTQ+ History as we celebrate this monumental exhibition.

Click here to register to attend.

Banner Image: Photos of Audre Lorde, 1990; Jean Weisinger (self-portrait), 1991; Storme Webber, 1990. Image Credit – Alice Austen House


Alice Austen House

The Alice Austen House is a national landmark located in Staten Island, and is operated by the Friends of Alice Austen House, and owned by the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. The museum is open to the public, where the photographs of Alice Austen are on display, and there are also group tours and special events. From their website: “The Alice Austen House fosters creative expression, explores personal identity, and educates and inspires the public through the interpretation of the photographs, life and historic home of pioneering American photographer, Alice Austen (1866-1952).”

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