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Dear Uncle Frank: A Photographer's Exploration of Gay Myths and Family Truths

Dear Uncle Frank: A Photographer's Exploration of Gay Myths and Family Truths | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

My uncle Frank Silano died from complications of AIDS in December 1989. My family rarely spoke of him. He was a mystery to me. The few things I did know were generalities: he was gay, lived in New York and died young. I always wanted to know more, but no one could tell me anything else. It took me a quarter-century to begin unraveling who he was.

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Heroines of Cinema: 'Blue is the Warmest Color' and the Real Problem With Male Filmmakers and Female Sexuality

Heroines of Cinema: 'Blue is the Warmest Color' and the Real Problem With Male Filmmakers and Female Sexuality | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The debate has concerned Kechiche's status as a straight male director telling a lesbian narrative, and a depressingly inevitable strain of misogyny is evident in the reaction to the opinions of Dargis, Maroh, Rich and Dry in various comment threads and response pieces. (By contrast, when the critic Mark Cousins told his 15,000 Twitter followers that “what made me angry were the panning shots up Adele’s body - the grammar of exploitative cinema”, not a single person engaged him in dissent).

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LOOK: Incredible Photographs Shine Light On Gay Couples Of Yesteryear

LOOK: Incredible Photographs Shine Light On Gay Couples Of Yesteryear | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

From that moment forward, Gent developed an immense passion and curiosity for not only vintage photography, but stories of an untold history of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals that could be hidden behind the lens. "That photo made me wonder if this bachelor uncle not only looked like me, but was also gay," Gent told The Huffington Post. "If so, how sad that Uncle Clarence’s family knew nothing about his life, and that he wasn’t able to speak openly about it."

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