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Depth of Field: Queering Glamour in Interwar Fashion Photography

Untitled (Nude Male and Arm), 1940s, By George Platt Lynes (American, 1907 - 1955); Gelatin silver print; Gift of Mr. Robert W. Marks; 1974.012.0104

Untitled (Nude Male and Arm), 1940s, By George Platt Lynes (American, 1907 - 1955); Gelatin silver print; Gift of Mr. Robert W. Marks; 1974.012.0104

Jimmie Daniels, Singer Currently at Le Ruban Bleu, 1933; By George Platt Lynes (American, 1907 - 1955); Gelatin silver print; Gift of Mr. Robert W. Marks
1974.012.0102

Jimmie Daniels, Singer Currently at Le Ruban Bleu, 1933; By George Platt Lynes (American, 1907 - 1955); Gelatin silver print; Gift of Mr. Robert W. Marks 1974.012.0102

Gaea and Erechtheus, ca. 1935; By George Platt Lynes (American, 1907-1955); Gelatin silver print; Gift of Mr. Robert W. Marks; 1974.012.0105

Gaea and Erechtheus, ca. 1935; By George Platt Lynes (American, 1907-1955); Gelatin silver print; Gift of Mr. Robert W. Marks; 1974.012.0105

Inspired by the exhibition In Body and Soul: The Figure in Modernist Photography join us for a virtual lecture by Professor of History at the University of Toronto Elspeth H. Brown. In Queering Fashion Photography: The 'Amorous Regard' of George Platt Lynes, Brown offers queer histories of capitalism and interwar glamour through an analysis of George Platt Lynes's photographic work.

This event is a part of a three part lecture series where scholars from across the country will put contributions of the lensmen and lenswomen who defined photography in the 20th century into bold, new contexts.

This event will take place on Zoom. Registrants will receive the link to the Zoom webinar one day prior to the event.

$10 Members | $15 Non-Members | $5 Students/ Faculty with Valid ID

*A 3% credit card fee will apply.*

About our Speaker

Elspeth E. Brown is a Professor of History at the University of Toronto, where they teach queer and trans history; the history of US capitalism; oral history; and the history and theory of photography. They also currently serve as the Director of the Digital Humanities Network at the University of Toronto.

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