Happy Pride From Photojimsf

Happy Pride. This vintage moment is from the Gay Freedom Day parade of 1986. I guess back then freedom was more important than pride.

Pictured is Joe Smith, wearing a MEN’S room sign headress and not much else.

Joe died a few years later from HIV, one of dozens more pictured during happier times in my upcoming photo exhibit “Black And White Nostalgia”.

It’s at STRUT SF, July 2019. Opening reception is Friday July 12.

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Should I Or Shouldn’t I?

Archangel Of The West Village, Wigstock NYC 1994.

I was so lucky to get a full length shot of this celestial creature, Wigstock was so crowded that year, 1994. It took more than 20 clicks before I got one that wasn’t obscured by 200,000 queens in wigs.

Should it be included in my up-coming show “Black And White Nostalgia” at STRUT SF in July? It’s a photographic romp through gay San Francisco from the late 70’s to the late 90’s. Yet this image is from New York City.

Hasn’t every gay man in SF been to our bigger, used to be more expensive sister city at least — a hundred times? I’m leaning towards pairing this vintage moment with dozens more local classic must-sees from the same era.

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“Black And White Nostalgia”

Solo Exhibit by Jim James aka Photojimsf

STRUT SF

470 Castro St.

July 2 through July 27

Stonewall-50 Years 2019 Art + Pride Exhibit

I’m happy as a dog with two tails to be included in this big group art show. I have two vintage black and white photographs from 1979 in the exhibit, they’re for sale. Would you like a sneak peak? Click here to see, with an option to sign up for my e-newsletter:

You’re Invited!

The show is up for a full month starting June 22, the date of the reception. Director Dave Christensen knows how to throw a good art opening, and everyone who’s anyone will be there, including you!

Derek And Robert, Halloween In The Castro 1984.
This teaser did not make it in this show, but will be on display
with others like it at STRUT SF, July 2019.

Stonewall-50 Years — 2019 Art+Pride Exhibit

Exhibition Dates: June 22-July 21, 2019
Opening Reception: June 22nd, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Harvey Milk Photo Center, 50 Scott St. San Francisco

In honoring the Stonewall riots 50 years ago, Harvey Milk Photo Center proudly present you the Stonewall 50 Years Anniversary Art Exhibit. This exhibit is intended for local artists to showcase their best contemporary artworks focusing on celebrating LGBTQ community. 

Dave Christensen, Director, Harvey Milk Photo Center
Nicola Bosco-Alvarez, Entertainment Producer 
Illustration by Gordon Silveria

GALLERY HOURS

Harvey Milk Photo Center

Monday: Closed
Tue-Thur: 3pm-9:30pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10am-5:30pm
Sunday: 11am-5:30pm

Source: Stonewall 50 Years Anniversary Art Exhibition – Harvey Milk Photo Center


Tatooed Muscle Man, Castro Street Fair, 1989. Another teaser from “Black And White Nostalgia”, coming to STRUT SF July 2019. Sign up to jimslist for more info.

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Love To Be Doing This Right About Now…

Today it got above 90 degrees F in San Francisco, a town where people melt on the sidewalks and call in sick if it gets above 78.

So here’s a fun little flashback, no, splashback to last spring at the Jomtien Complex. It’s an enclave of gay bars and cabarets in the town of Jomtien Beach, Thailand. It’s also during the Thai new year holiday of Songkran, a crazy water festival.

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Coming To SF This July