The Two Gay Geeks chat with photographer, Jan Dee Gordon, about her new photography book, LGBTQ of Steel. We chat about how she got interested in photography and her other works followed by the impetus for LGBTQ of Steel. Along the way we have a few observations and some funny anecdotes that we all shared. This looks like a fascinating photography book. Have a listen and enjoy.
About Jan Dee Gordon
Jan Dee Gordon’s study of photography began in Paris in French, continued in New York at the International Center for Photography and then in Los Angeles at UCLA. Her distinctive pictures have appeared in magazines, such as Vogue and Bazaar, and in several museums and galleries, such as Bobbie Greenfield Gallery, LA Photo and Wall Street Gallery. They have been selected by designers to decorate buildings, lobbies, hallways, apartments, and have been sold in stores throughout the United States.
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About LGBTQ of Steel
In LGBTQ of Steel, Jan Dee Gordon celebrates a group of LGBTQ individuals who bravely and without hesitation overcame unimaginable obstacles that threatened to hold them back, block their path, and completely destroy their lives. These powerful individuals have bared their souls, all of them formidable; bending and molding a seemingly unmovable ribbon of steel to exemplify their individual struggles and hardships and ultimate triumphs.
Their stories relate no easy struggle to live in accordance with their gender identity and sexual orientation—essential elements of personal liberty, dignity, and autonomy. In their own words, they describe transforming a seemingly unyielding reality (represented by the ribbons of steel in the photos) into lives of service, art, friendship, and humor.
Some of the celebrities featured include: Alec Mapa, Margaret Cho, Frank De Caro, John Duran and 93 year-old Bob Clement who was at Stonewall- at the first Pride Parade, and who opened his church to all the LGBT people there…as a first.
“Just as these courageous LGBTQ people bend and shape steel in these photos, they tell in their own words of bending the realities of their lives to become the individuals they were meant to be,” comments Gordon.
Where there was hate and rejection, they chose love. Where there was fear, they chose courage. When they faced falsehoods, they chose truth. When threatened, they chose a quiet resistance. And when isolated, they built community.
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