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HNY Lecture Series // The Dyke Show: The Process of Preservation, Digitization, and Performance

April 25 6.30-7.30PM 

Conversation 45 mins with 15 mins Q&A 

The Alice Austen House hosts a virtual conversation between JEB (Joan E. Biren) and executive director Victoria Munro to discuss the process of digitizing and re-presenting her legendary The Dyke Show

From 1979 to 1984 JEB created a slideshow titled Lesbian Images in Photography: 1850-the present which she toured throughout the USA and Canada. In 2017 to mark the amendment of its national designation to include LGBTQ+ history The Alice Austen House was fortunate to host a very special gathering to experience JEB’s presentation of the Alice Austen segment of The Dyke Show. Since that incredible meeting JEB has been a close advisor and mentor to the Alice Austen House as we embarked upon the work of centering and celebrating Austen’s lesbian identity and creating programming to support this mission. 

The 5-year run of The Dyke Show started as a promotional book tour for JEB’s self-published Eye to Eye: Portraits of Lesbians. The book has since been reissued to wide acclaim by Anthology Editions.

This year JEB debuted her restored and digitized The Dyke Show to an overflowing audience at the LGBT Center in Manhattan. That event was recorded and integrated into the digital version currently on view as part of Images on which to build, 1970s-1990s, an exhibition curated by Ariel Goldberg that highlights educational photographic projects within grassroots trans and queer organizing. The exhibit is on view through July 30, 2023 at the Leslie Lohman Museum.


Apr 25 2023


6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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