theGrio features an article covering Trent Kelley’s “Hidden in the Open: A Photographic Essay of Afro American Male Couples.” The full photo-essay, comprised of 64 historic photographs of Black gay couples, can be viewed at: http://bit.ly/LlXo5N.
theGrio – NBC News
by Similoluwa Ojurongbe
July 3, 2012
“Hidden in the Open is photo essay and collection of African-American gay male couples throughout history going as far back as the 19th century. Trent Kelley, the collector and historian, notes that ‘some of these images are sure to be gay and others may not. The end result is speculative at best for want in applying a label. Not every gesture articulated between men was an indication of male to male intimacies. Assuredly, what all photographs in this book have in common are signs of Afro American male affection and love that were recorded for posterity without fear and shame.’”
The full article can be viewed at: http://on.thegrio.com/PacLTK.